Concealed Carry Class

Welcome to! You’re well on your way to earning your Concealed Carry permit or license!

Our goal is to help you get your concealed carry license by giving you all the information you need about training requirements and classes in your state.

Every state has different rules and laws when it comes to carrying concealed, and each have different training requirements.

Get started right away by choosing your state below.

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Concealed Carry Class

A concealed carry class is a firearms safety or training course that many states require you to take in order to obtain a CCW license. At the very least, the course will teach you basic safety techniques, but is likely to go over the laws of your state, proper firing techniques, and may even include live-fire exercises at the range.

When you have completed your course, your firearms instructor will likely be required to give you a certificate of completion or qualification, so that you can provide proof of training or competence when you apply for your license.

Online Concealed Carry Course

A few states (Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, and Oregon) allow you to take your safety or training class online. You can complete this by taking a class that is available on the internet that will show videos, audio, text, or a combination thereof, and by passing a test at the end of the instruction. Usually, an online concealed carry course will take about 1 to 2 hours.

When you have taken in all of the content and learned all you can from the course and passed the test, you will be given the opportunity to print a certificate of completion, which will prove to your local issuing authority that you have completed the necessary training or safety requirements.

Concealed Carry Instructor

Your class must be taught by a concealed carry instructor. Usually, your state or local issuing authority will certify certain instructors, which allows them to provide certified training that will be accepted under the training and safety requirement of your state.

Like classes, instructor training requirements vary by state, though most states accept NRA courses.

Concealed Weapons Permit

At the end of your carry course, you will be ready to obtain your concealed weapons permit! This is one of the reasons you’ll be taking a class, though not the only one. You’ll need to make sure that you are at the top of your game when it comes to using your firearm.

By having a concealed weapons permit, you can carry a concealed weapon in most places. A class will help you meet requirements (both legally and for your own sake) to get your permit.