We are starting to see applicants producing certificates from online CCW courses to obtain their permit. Please read the following information on these online classes:
Online training courses for a Virginia concealed carry license are NOT VALID to apply for an Ohio Concealed Handgun License.
Regarding Ohio concealed handgun license training, Ohio Revised Code 2923.125 G (1) states:
“Each such course, class, or program…shall include at least eight hours of training in the safe handling and use of a firearm”, and also specifies that:
“A minimum of two hours of in-person training that consists of range time and live-fire training” is required in that 8 hour total.
The NRA “Basics of Pistol Shooting”online course is 8 hours in length, and DOES meet the requirement of the Ohio Revised Code when the student ALSO completes a minimum of two hours of in-person training that consists of range time and live-fire training.
Any online concealed carry license training certificate must document a MINIMUM of six hours of training, and be accompanied by a certificate documenting a minimum of TWO HOURS or more of in person handgun training with an instructor. A single certificate documenting both 6 or more hours of online training AND 2 or more hours of in person handgun training is also acceptable.