First Time Applicants
First time applicants who wish to obtain a CCW Permit in the State of Ohio must complete a Firearms Safety Course with a Certified Instructor consisting of 8 hours (6 hours of classroom instruction, and 2 hours of safety/competency with live range time). Your Certificate is valid for 3 years from date of issuance.
Out of State Certificates
Out of State Certificates can only be accepted if they meet the State of Ohio Competency Course, are within 3 years of the issue date, and the Instructor is an NRA Certified Instructor.
- Review List of Disqualifications
- Have the following documents required for upload:
- Competency Certificate
- Valid State Issued ID (e.g. Driver’s License)
- Bring a valid state issued ID to your appointment
- Apply here