I wouldn't have a problem with anyone doing the test in a seated position. If the licensing authority has an issue with that, they can try to change the law. I have heard of people (in this thread as well) signing the target as "evidence" that the proficiency test was taken and passed. I would not recommend this since now there is "evidence" and now someone could scrutinize the score. "This is a 7 and not a 8; go take the test again since the scoring is done incorrectly". There is no requirement to submit the target, so I recommend destroying it.. All the NRA instructor (or whoever is qualifying) is required to do is to sign the application with the score. scubadive.ri, the statute you are referring to only applies to a dwelling and is the "castle doctrine" in RI. On the street you would have a duty to retreat.