Pre-Course Questionnaire
NC Concealed Carry Handgun Class

Thank you for your interest in obtaining your NC Conceal Carry Handgun Permit.

The Concealed Carry course that an individual attends must meet several minimum standards as set forth by the North Carolina Administrative Code.

Those requirements are:

  1. Course must be a minimum of eight hours long plus the range and qualification time.
  2. The legal block of instruction must be a minimum of two hours in length.
  3. A written legal examination is required.
  4. A shooting proficiency examination is required.  The course of fire must be a minimum of 30 rounds with 10 rounds fired from the three yard line, 10 rounds fired from the five yard line, and 10 rounds fired from the seven yard line on a silhouette target.
  5. The Concealed Carry course must cover the following topics or it does not meet the minimum state standards:
  • Legal Issues - Handgun Safety – Handguns - Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Carrying Concealed Safety Issues - Presentation Techniques
  • Cleaning and Maintenance – Ammunition - Proficiency Drills

The class is set up to meet ALL requirements.  Range Proficiency is dependent on your prior shooting ability.  Briefly describe your shooting experience with handguns this will let you know if you can take the Concealed Carry Class.

How long have your been shooting them?____________________________________

How often you shoot them? ________________________________

How many rounds you have fired in the past six months?________________________


NC CCW"This class was excellent.  I was provided a comfortable learning environment in a small class setting where myself as well as others could ask questions and not feel out of place. 

They were very thoughtful and I recommend this class to anyone from novice to expert."

Joshua T. Raney

-- For Students With NO Prior Firearm Experience. --

  We charge $130 per person for firearm orientation class that is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one specific firearm model.  You will need to bring 200 rounds of ammunition for your handgun and this class must be completed before you can receive your NC Concealed Carry Handgun Class Certificate and range prequalification.

!!! Be Sure You Can Answer these Sheriff's Questions !!!

In order to obtain a Concealed Carry Handgun permit you must apply to the Sheriff’s Office within your county of residence.  The Sheriff shall issue a permit to you if you qualify under the following criteria according to North Carolina General Stature 14-415.12.  The following questions are part of the Sheriff’s Questions that will keep you from receiving your concealed carry handgun permit.  We are asking the same questions so you do not waste your money:

  • I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of NC?
  • I am 21 years of age or older?
  • I do not suffer from any mental infirmity that prevents safe handling of a handgun?
  • I am eligible to own or possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of state or federal law?
  • I am not under indictment or against whom a finding of probable cause exist for a felony?
  • I have not been adjudicated guilty of a felony?
  • I am not an unlawful user, or addicted to marijuana, alcohol, or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled or uncontrolled substance?
  • I have not been discharged from the armed forces under less than honorable conditions?

“This class was very informational. I think before citizens are able to purchase a firearm they should be required to take this class. By being in this class I was able to learn my rights as a firearm owning citizen.

The class was perfect, it included an instructional video and there was material available for hands on learning. The instructors were very involved and really cared that you were able to understand the materials covered in the classroom. The instructors used real life scenarios that helped class retain material.”
Rodney Reddick

“This class is a very good class. It help me learn a lot of stuff, like safely. I feel good about this class.”
Shane Howell

“This class is great for the understanding and confidence in using a handgun. The instruction of the class helps you determine when and what you need to do in case any situation arises. As far as things to do better for the class, I would say keep everything the same. All points were explained as needed and were given opportunity to ask and get questions answered.”
Anthony Floyd