Instructors should be familiar with the requirements for the counties they instruct. It is most important that you direct your students to read carefully the instructions specific to the county they are applying. Most delays occur because applicants have come ill prepared for the interview.
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No, the class may exceed the minimum hours but cannot exceed 16 hours.
Yes, a non-certified instructor may teach the curriculum as long as the minimum curriculum is covered and the certified instructor must teach the range portion of the class. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Licensing Office.
No, as long as you are covered while instructing for that employer. You must provide proof of coverage.
No, you are required to have a business license in the City or County where you provide instruction. If for example, you teach your class in Roseville but shoot in Lincoln, we require you to have a Roseville business license. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
No, you may include additional topics.
You may meet this requirement by covering the specifics of drawing a weapon from concealment on their person in a classroom environment. We encourage this topic to be covered in the classroom as drawing loaded weapons greatly increases the danger to your students. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
At minimum Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) applicants must provide their valid California driver’s license, proof of residency in the county such as a current utility bill, tax bill, voter registration, rental agreement etc. Vehicle registration is not enough. These documents should be uploaded during the CCW application process or provided to the investigator during the interview. Additional documentation, such as the firearm training certificate, can be added later by uploading it through the Order Tracker.
No, you are not expected to inform your students on good cause. Every situation differs, however, Placer County generally requires applicants to explain why they are seeking a Concealed Carry Weapons license.
Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) licenses issued in Placer County have the following restrictions:
Most are standard for all Concealed Carry Weapons:
Yes, each location must be on file with Placer County Sheriff's Office and each must meet the listed requirements.
Yes, just send the changes to Placer County Sheriff's Office for review.
Many certificates come through with errors on the weapon’s serial numbers. You are the only point in the process where the actual firearm is inspected. We depend on the instructors to accurately record the serial numbers on their certificates.
Placer County Sheriff's Office will inspect your documents every two years to assure that you have maintained current insurance and licensing over that time period. Many instructors change cities and or ranges, this allows us to keep our list current. Contact the Sheriff for more information.
Yes. Any weapon listed on a Concealed Carry Weapons license must be registered with the California Department of Justice, Firearms Bureau to the CCW licensee or to the licensee’s legal spouse or registered domestic partner.
No. Placer County Sheriff's Office will only allow weapons from a 25 caliber up to a 45 caliber.
Yes, we allow modification to enhance the sighting. This includes modifications to grips. We do not allow modifications to the weapons that would alter it from the manufacturer’s original setting.
4 hours minimum.
We ask that you use the same curriculum as in the standard course, but simply review those areas deemed most important. It is important that every student receive an updated curriculum packet every two years.
Yes. They must qualify with every weapon listed on their license.