National Rifle Association (NRA)
Ohio Sheriffs by County
Q: Does Action Defense meet the State of Ohio’s requirements for a Concealed Carry Class?
A: Yes. Our classes meet or exceed the State of Ohio's requirements.
Q: What do I need to bring with me to class?
A: Your valid Ohio Drivers License, a willingness to learn, and your proof of payment.
Q: What about inclement weather on the day I am scheduled to attend the outdoor range session?
A: The ranges we use are outdoors, unless otherwise noted. If the range is open, then we will be going. Please be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing.
Q: How long is my Certificate of Competency good for?
A: 3 Years from the date that you received your certificate.
Q: How old do you have to be to apply for my Concealed Carry Handgun License (CHL)?
A: In the State of Ohio you must be 21 years old to apply for your CHL.
Q: How do I get a Concealed Carry Handgun License (CHL)?
A: Complete the training and educational requirements by attending a CCW Class and earn your Certificate of Competency. Bring a copy of your Certificate of Competency, a passport photo of yourself, your completed State of Ohio Application for License to a Carry Handgun, and $67.00. You must call your Sheriff's Department for an appointment and their specific requirements.
Q: Do I really need to read the entire Ohio Concealed Carry Laws handbookbefore I apply for a Concealed Carry Handgun License?
A: Yes. Additionally, as part of the training, applicants also must receive and certify that they have reviewed a copy of this publication.
Q: How much does it cost to get my Concealed Carry Handgun License?
A: The minimum fee for a background check and license is $67.
Q: How long does it take to receive my Concealed Carry Handgun License?
A: As long as you meet the law’s requirements, the sheriff must issue a concealed handgun license within 45 days of receiving your properly completed application.
Q: How long is my Concealed Carry Handgun License good for?
A: All licenses expire five years after the issue date.
Q: Can I enroll my children into your CCW Class?
A: We Welcome them and encourage you to do so! We do allow children 13 and over to attend with their parents. Obviously they will not be able to obtain a CHL until they are 21 years old, however the certificate of completion is good for 3 years.