For me, one of the highlights of teaching any firearms course is handing out certificates and shaking the hand of each student at the end of class. I could be wrong, but it sounds a little suspect to me. Double check that your instructor's name is on the ISP database. I think ISP requires a live signature on each certificate, so emailing the certificate sounds off, too. Unless she prints it out, signs it, scans it, and emails that to you. If you go too long without a certificate and can't get a satisfactory response from your instructor, please contact ISP about it.
That would suck if the instructor's certificate was "also in the mail", therefore making her unable to print the certificates or teach the class.
The certificates come off the ISP website under the instructor section, correct?
Couldn't the instructor just sign it on her computer and email it? Or does it have to be pen to paper signed? It's a digital upload to the ISP website anyways so you wouldn't even need a physical copy, correct?
Yeah, if the instructor hadn't received her approval from ISP prior to teaching a class, that would actually be a criminal offense.
The certificates are a fillable PDF file that ISP used to have on their website, but the took them down. I don't know if there was a problem with people falsifying certificates?
I do remember reading here in IllinoisCarry that an instructor had been using a stamp of their signature instead of signing each certificate. ISP kicked them back and told the instructor that they needed a live signature, not a rubber stamp.
Well, I'm glad you got your certificate, bmurph44. I can understand having technical difficulties with a printer, but you shouldn't have had to wait so long. Now the real wait begins! Fortunately, it looks like processing times from ISP are down and your wait shouldn't be too long. Hopefully the Holidays don't slow things down. Thanks for joining IllinoisCarry. Welcome Aboard!
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