Class Policies

ITAR AND TRAINING FOREIGN STUDENTS

In accordance with Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), tactical training is only available to US Citizens/Legal Residents.

  • §120.6   Defense article means any item or technical data designated in §121.1 of this subchapter…[firearms]
  • §120.9   (a) Defense service means: (1) The furnishing of assistance (including training) to foreign persons, whether in the United States or abroad in the design, development, engineering, manufacture, production, assembly, testing, repair, maintenance, modification, operation, demilitarization, destruction, processing or use of  defense articles;…

Firearms TRAINING classes are covered under ITAR, and in some cases are restricted to US citizens/legal residents. Activities allowed include:

  • Tourist; there is no training involved
  • NPSI registers with DoS and student/company pays an annual fee of $2250. The annual registration takes about 45 days and there needs to be up to four weeks lead time for each license to be approved
  • NPSI applies for a case by case license at a student cost of $250 per license, per individual/group. The license is for each group or individual that comes to a training class

NPSI will:

  • Provide safety and safe firearms use instruction
  • Recover any registration/license fees
  • Make necessary firearms available
  • Consider additional training days for those unfamiliar with specific firearms (e.g. Basic Rifle)
  • Purchase ammunition for students
  • Possibly supply equipment

ITAR compliance may take the form of a package deal. Students are also responsible for all other expenses; flights, car rental, accommodations, etc.

If you are a foreign national, contact NPSI to ensure you can participate. We will evaluate your intent and objectives to decide whether you may participate. Remember, it’s a license per individual or group, so bring your friends.

NPSI reserves the right to deny training to anyone without explanation.

Thank you Max for your research.

PRIVACY AND RIGHT TO SEARCH

NPSI does not guarantee any right to privacy in regard to personal property, or personal effects. Any and all containers e.g. pockets, persons, bags, boxes, etc., are subject to search, at anytime on premises and property under NPSI control in any fashion.

PREGNANT WOMEN AND NURSING MOTHERS

Whereas there are unknown and unconfirmed risks to pregnant women and nursing mothers, NPSI requires a letter from an attending physician authorizing any type of firearms live fire and cleaning activity.

TUITION

Tuition must be paid in full prior to attending any course to guarantee a seat and ensure required materials are available, unless specific prior arrangements have been made at the time of registration. Payments may be made by check, money order, credit card, or purchase order. Make checks or money orders payable to National Protective Services Institute or NPSI. Some courses qualify for a tuition payment plan; however, all calculated course fees and expenses shall be paid up front, and are non-refundable. Certificates of Training are held until checks clear the bank. Course prices can be found on the description page and the dates of the class(es) can be found on the calendar.

FEES/EXPENSES

Fees and expenses are paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Students will not train unless, at a minimum, the calculated expenses are paid in full.

REFUND POLICY

Tuition payments secure instructor time and purchase materials, therefore, are not refundable. Students who register for classes and neglect to attend do not receive a refund, or credit. If a student cancels or drops a class seven (7) calendar days prior to the first day of class and requests a refund they will receive a full credit toward a future class, scheduled with 60 calendar days, minus a 10% fee and cost of expenses incurred. Students who cancel or drop a class less than seven (7) calendar days prior to class are not eligible for a credit. Full refunds are given for classes canceled by NPSI.

CANCELED CLASSES

NPSI reserves the right to cancel classes, change times or locations, and substitute instructors as necessary. Classes are assessed a week before the start date, and a decision is made on or before the day of class if a class may or may not make. Students of canceled classes will be informed prior to the start of class by e-mail, text message, or phone call.

NONDISCRIMINATION

NPSI admits students and provides employment to individuals of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, physical disability, or veteran status. It does not discriminate in any of these categories in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs, and provides all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities to all students generally accorded or made available to any students at the school.

§120.6   Defense article.

Defense articlemeans any item or technical data designated in §121.1 of this subchapter…[firearms]

§120.9   Defense service.

(a) Defense service means:

(1) The furnishing of assistance (including training) to foreign persons, whether in the United States or abroad in the design, development, engineering, manufacture, production, assembly, testing, repair, maintenance, modification, operation, demilitarization, destruction, processing or use of defense articles;…