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Czech Republic. 2014 ‘Professional Competence of an Applicant for a Firearm Permit for Group F.’ Act on Firearms and Ammunition, as amended; Part One, Title IV (Section 21a), pp. 14-15. Prague: Parliament and Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. 1 July

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Section 21a: Professional Competence of an Applicant for a Firearm Permit for Group F1

(1) An applicant for a firearm permit for group F shall prove his/her professional competence by the qualifications examination taken before an examining commission appointed by the Minister of the Interior and consisting of representatives designated by the Ministry, the police, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Czech Mining Authority.

(2) The qualifications examination shall consist of theory and practice.

(3) The theoretical part of the qualifications examination shall consists of a written and oral test in which the applicant shall prove his/her knowledge of

a) this Act and related legal regulations;
b) special legal provisions regulating manipulation with ammunition and explosives;
c) theory of ammunition, explosives and detection technology; and
d) basic required medical knowledge.

(4) The practical part of the qualifications examination shall consist of

a) identification and specification of the rate of danger of unexploded ordnance and their detection;
b) detecting a spot with unexploded ordnance;
c) safe manipulation with unexploded ordnance; and
d) destruction of artillery ammunition and explosives.

(5) An applicant for a firearm permit for group F shall apply to take the qualifications examination on an official form, the specimen of which shall be set out in secondary legislation. An application form shall incorporate the data referred to in Section 17 (1) and shall be filed with the Ministry which shall record the filed application in the list of applicants for taking the qualifications examination according the date on which it was delivered and shall inform the applicant of the date and place of the qualifications examination. The applicant must be notified of the date and place of the qualifications examination not later than ten days prior to the date of the examination. If the applicant does not appear to take the qualifications examination the Ministry shall notify the applicant, under the conditions specified in the third sentence, about a new examination date. If the applicant does not appear again to take the qualifications examination without a due excuse the Ministry shall abandon his/her application; the Ministry shall record such abandonment in the file concerned.

(6) If an applicant fails the qualifications examination he/she may apply again to take the qualifications examination pursuant to paragraph 5, however not earlier than after three months from the date of the failure.

(7) The costs related to the qualifications examination of an applicant for a firearm permit for group F shall be covered by the applicant; the costs may be covered also by a holder of a firearm licence for group K.

(8) The content of the theoretical and practical parts of the qualifications examination and overall evaluation of the qualifications examination of an applicant for a firearm permit for group F shall be stipulated by the implementing legal regulation.

(9) Prior to commencing temporary and occasional carrying out of activities concerning unexploded ordnance in the Czech Republic by a natural person who is in a Member State authorised to perform similar activities the Ministry may request the recognition of professional qualifications in accordance with the Act on the recognition of professional qualifications.

ID: Q8928

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