Actually I just found this on the Bullet Hole website. Maybe it's a different backstop to prevent ricochet?
The Bullet Hole boasts a range capable of handling high-powered rifles and pistols, and we are the ONLY area range that can handle shotguns of all calibers and shot types (buckshot, target and slugs).
We offer police officer/security guard qualifications every Wednesday at 6PM. Please call 973-759-3968 for pricing.
The way I read it (and IANAL, though I am pretty anal about things), Yes, you need to have completed all the requirements of the permit before you apply, or you are giving them an easy reason to reject your application without even getting to the justifiable need shit.