well, here's how it goes. Make sure the pistol you use to re-certify with is one that you can accurately complete the course with. If your 40 whatever isn't accurate enough or if you're not accurate enough with it then shoot/use one that you are. And practice. Sorry, don't whine about not being able to shoot it or whether it's accurate enough, make sure you can; practice.
I do not recall either Florida or Utah requiring a live fire course to demonstrate firearms proficiency. Possibly something has changed over the years but I keep abreast of this stuff and have not yet heard anything like that at all.
As for that 'Instructor' - if it is oh so very important for him to see how well you handle your pistol, ask him if he wants to hold your target for you or, get another instructor. As for a multi-state accuracy standard - you gotta be kiddin'. Cops cannot even decide which coffee to drink, donut to eat or shady spot where to take a nap, there is no such thing as a multi-state standard for accuracy. C'mon, is the quarantine getting to you or something?
It is not a accuracy shooting test as much as it is a cop test, and solely to see if you can shoot as well as a cop can (or cannot) under pressure and considering those two nyc cops who shot that one guy and wounded 9 civilians I'm not so sure I want to be included with idiots like that.
I mentioned before that the first stage is 10 rounds in 40 seconds at 15 yds on a 11" or 9" circle - practice for it. You buy the gun, you buy the ammo, shoot the dang thing and make certain you can hit with it or shoot one you can hit with. I said I intend to use a 38 Super Auto for my range qualification, if it ever comes, because it is obnoxious indoors, hotter than most anything else they will encounter and because I can shoot smiley faces at 15 yds. Yes, I can draw a smiley face on a 9" target circle at 15 yds. so 11" shouldn't be a problem. The trick is to get it to frown after you have put one between the eyes.
One other thing to remember is that if you ever have to go for a re-certification course of fire - YOU'RE THE ONE SHOOTING! You don't have to suck up to anyone or kiss anyone's butt. They are there to do their job which as I see it infringes on your rights and prior demonstrated qualifications, not to mention your time and money, and you're the one with the loaded gun. Your only source of stress should be the clock, not any of them. ****, you were probably shooting before some of those idiots were even wet spots but they are going to flaunt their authority in some feeble attempt to be seen as in charge, so your words and actions should drip with disdain, and righteously so. They are wasting your time, plain and simple, and if you can 'smiley face' that target then you can dang well shoot any course of fire they can come up with. So just practice for it. Don't worry about it, just practice for it and shame the snot outta them for even thinking they somehow had one up on you.
The last thing - after you shame the snot outta any of them with a 'smiley face' target you don't have to be rude, you can invite them to your range so they can learn how to shoot. I said so.