I didn’t need to do all that to acquire NJ. The guy at Woodstown told us that all we needed to do was have a MD Instructor put his instructor code on my application and I didn’t need to go to a NJ trainer. I applied after 4th of July and got my NJ permit (and Fid Card) in late August. It cost me $200 plus $90 for fingerprints and $50 for the fid. My trainer is my frat brother so he took care of my “training part” for me.I haven't locked down a NJ approved trainer yet but once I do I'll try to update this thread, and my NJ Carry Permit thread if the site owner Kevin helps me out.
Many of the well known ranges in NJ are really milking the new training requirement. Much has to do with the holster draw portion of the training requirement.
For example one well known range in NJ requires you to have an NRA Basic Pistol Class before you can take the Holster Draw Class. You can't take the NJ Qual or Use of Force Class without the Holster Draw Class. They expect people to take 3 Separate Classes to get "trained", instead of making it ONE Class. It's absurd.
Was your NJ Permit issued before 12/22/2022? If it was you don't have to requalify until you next permit renewal time. If it was issued after 12/22/2022 then you likely have to take the "New Training" before 10/1/2023 to remain compliant.
If you do Facebook there is a great NJ Gun Group called "New Jersey Firearms Owners Syndicate". Lots of good people there and lots of good information. It's where I stay up to date on NJ Laws.
Waiting for NYC to fall next.