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The Sheriff's Office accepts any certificate that is submitted by an applicant but submits that application without a recommendation to the Judges if the certificate is more than one year old (assuming you are otherwise qualified). The Judges, who are the licensing officers, make the determination as to the validity of any safety course certificate.
The Handgun Safety Course is conveniently offered at the Sheriff's Office, taught by a team of qualified Firearms Instructors. The Handgun Safety Course is offered several times a month. Additionally, the Sheriff's Office has established a list of recommended NRA Instructors from around the area who teach a common syllabus.
Visit the course registration site. A Registration Video Tutorial is provided to direct you through the registration process. Be advised your class enrollment is not confirmed until your credit card payment is completed. Make sure you receive an email with class enrollment and payment confirmation.
Training regimens being utilized by other Instructors may vary widely resulting in applicants not receiving the same training. Therefore, if you provide a Safety Course Certificate from an Instructor that does not appear on the recommended list, your application file will be forwarded to the Judges without a recommendation (assuming you are otherwise qualified). The Judges, who are the licensing officers, make the determination as to the validity of any safety course certificate.
No, all students interested in enrolling in the Civilian Tactical Handgun Training program must first complete the Handgun Safety Course taught at the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office safety curriculum is the first in the six course series that prepares civilians for Concealed Carry and compliments subsequent courses in the training regimen.
No, the training program is designed for civilians seeking a handgun permit (or who have a permit) and who have limited experience and training which would prepare them for a real world violent encounter.
No, the Sheriff's Office does not issue refunds for missed training classes. If the Sheriff's Office cancels or reschedules a class students will be notified immediately. Every effort will be made to reschedule the canceled class in a timely manner or move students into other available classes.