Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How much is the Firearms Safety Training Course?
Answer: Our course is currently available for $24.95.
Question: Will this course be accepted by the authorities as proper training?
Answer: Yes, this course fulfills the necessary training requirements and our certificate is accepted by every issuing agency.
Question: Which state permits can I apply for?
Answer: If you live in Iowa, Oregon or Virginia; you can apply for a Residents Permit as this course fulfills the necessary training requirements. For the listed states the only requirement is to take a firearms safety training course.
Question: What if I’m a beginner?
Answer: Not a problem. Firearm safety training does not require shooting or even touching a gun. Our online conceal carry training course fulfills state law by educating our students in firearm safety training.
Question: Are your instructors certified to teach?
Answer: Yes, our instructors are NRA certified and recognized as meeting the requirements to teach the handgun class required to obtain a Concealed Handgun Permit.
Question: Do I have to fire a handgun in order to qualify for a Concealed Carry Permit?
Answer: No, nothing in Oregon, Iowa, or Virginia law mandates live fire for meeting the training requirements for a permit. However, we recommend you take an NRA certified pistol course to improve your skills.
Question: How do I apply for my permit?
Answer: The application process depends on each state. Check with the state laws before you apply.
Question: Is this class accepted for both resident and nonresident permit?
Answer: Yes, our class fulfills the necessary training requirements for both resident and nonresident permits.
Question: Does the course have to be done at one time?
Answer: No, although we recommend doing them all together, it can be done at your own pace. You are not required to finish the course in one sitting.
Question: How long are the videos?
Answer: The videos are between 2 and 20 minutes each with a short quiz at the end of each video. If necessary, you are allowed to log out and finish taking the course at a later time.
Question: How long is the quiz?
Answer: Each quiz consists of 1 to 6 questions and you need to get them all correct in order to pass. All of the answers are in the videos, so you can watch a video as many times as you need to. If you don’t pass the first time, you can take it again. Once you have passed the final test (80% or better required), you will be able to print out your certificate.
Question: If I fail the test, can I retake it for free?
Answer: Yes, you may retake the test as many times as it takes for you to pass the exam free of charge. If you fail, we encourage you to re-watch the video.
Question: The video won’t play. How can I fix it?
Answer: If your video has previously played, the best thing to do is close your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc) and try again. If that doesn’t work, try restarting your computer. You may also want to download the latest version of the video player you are using (QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Flash).
Question: What happens if I lose my Internet connection while taking the course?
Answer: If you lose your Internet connection, you simply log back into the website and continue taking the course. Also, you can take the course at your convenience so you don’t have to take it all at once if you don’t want to.
Question: Why is my Username printing on the certificate?
Answer: This is due not having your name on your profile. After logging in update your first and last name then scroll to the bottom of your profile page click Update Profile then click print certificate.
Question: Can I come back to print my certificate?
Answer: Yes. When you register, you create a password so you will be able to return to print your certificate, re-watch a video, or take the exam. To reprint your certificate log in and scroll to the bottom of your profile page and click the print certificate.
Question: I can’t print my certificate, can you send me one?
Answer: Yes, we offer that service for $10. We print all of our certificates on high-quality paper. Click HERE To order certificate by mail.
Question: Can I really get a Concealed Handgun Permit by just taking this class?
Answer: Just like any other training recognized by the state, you will still need to apply at your local courthouse or sheriff’s office and pay the appropriate fees. You must also pass the required background check conducted by your local courthouse or sheriff’s office. Our training satisfies the competency requirement for obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit.
Question: Do states require fingerprinting for their applications? If so, who does the fingerprinting?
Answer: All states require fingerprints for the application. When you request an application packet they send you the fingerprint cards in the packet along with the application. All you have to do is go to a police station near you and they will do it for you. The police station may have certain days and hours they do fingerprinting and they may charge for the service.
Question: Is my information confidential?
Answer: Yes, all your information is kept confidential and is never sold to a third party agency.
Question: Where do I find more information about my states laws including reciprocity?
Answer: Try http://www.handgunlaw.us/. There, you will also find additional resources for your particular state.
Question: Can I get my application online to print?
Answer: You can for some states, others you may have to fill out in person.