CONVENIENT TRAINING LOCATIONS
OBTAINING YOUR CCW
We've trained thousands of Californians for their CCW's since 2006.
You should apply now to begin the process! If your issuing authority is the Alameda County Sheriff, or the San Francisco Police Department, please be patient while they streamline their procedures. They are experiencing an exponential increase in the number of applicants as a result of the recent SCOTUS ruling abolishing the "good cause" requirement for receiving a CCW. They are working on streamlining the issuance process.
Although we've been training folks for CCW's in many counties since 2006, including San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Alameda, Stanislaus, Amador, Calaveras, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sonoma, Napa, the City of Napa, and many others, since the SCOTUS ruling on June 23, we have been approved by even more agencies. We have added information below to assist you with your application process in the newer jurisdictions of issuance. We have also put buttons to link you to the appropriate website to apply.
The Contra Costa Sheriff's Office is now issuing and we are approved to do the training. New (“initial) permittees will provide proof of training dated no more than two years prior to the date of the applicant’s DOJ notice regarding eligibility to possess firearms. The Contra Costa Sheriff requires a minimum 8 hr. class, so you can take either our 8 hr. or 16 hr. class, at any of our training locations.
The Walnut Creek Police Department is now issuing. They have an 8 hr. minimum training requirement. You can take either our 8 or 16 hour CCW class, at any of our locations to satisfy the training requirement.
The Central Marin Police Authority is now issuing. We are an approved training provider and they require the 16 hr. class. You must complete the class prior to your interview with this agency.
The Concord Police Department is now issuing. They are very streamlined. Both our 8 hr. and our 16 hr. CCW classes are approved. Simply apply and enroll in a class.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is now issuing. Click the link below to complete the online CCW application. The San Mateo Sheriff's Office requires that you get approved prior to taking the training class. Both our 8 and 16 hour CCW classes are approved by the San Mateo Sheriff's Office, and you may take either at any our training locations.
The Santa Clara Sheriff's Office is now issuing. Click the link below to complete the online CCW application. Both our 8 and 16 hr. CCW classes are approved by the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office.
For most counties in Northern California, the Sheriff has been the issuing authority, but with the increase in applicants, many Police Chiefs are now taking on the task of issuing CCW's and these jurisdictions are moving along very smoothly.
Each agency sets the minimum number of training hours for the initial CCW permit, normally either 8 or 16 hours. Click on the button for your locale below to be directed to your agency and their application procedure, and number of training hours required. Some agencies, such as Central Marin want you to submit our Certificate of Training to them prior to your interview. Other agencies, such as San Mateo, Sonoma and Solano, want you to interview and get approved and then enroll in our class.
We offer both 8 and 16 hour initial California CCW courses to meet either of the training requirements. Click on the link for where you reside to be directed to information on submitting your application.
CLICK ON YOUR COUNTY OR CITY TO BE DIRECTED TO THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO AND TO APPLY FOR YOUR CCW
Note: Most agencies are using the Permitium online application system, but there are a few who are still processing using the "paper" applications while they transition to the online system. Please be patient while the process is streamlined.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS
Get your application in at your local Sheriff's Office or Police Department and get the process started. Depending on their policy, either take the appropriate class prior to or after your interview and/or approval. Please feel free to call with questions at 408-687-3791.
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