Additionally, I would recommend that your review the information at the following link Ohio CCW Information CenterMinimum Educational Requirements
The Attorney General does not endorse any particular form of training or instructor. However, a list of instructors certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) who wish to teach classes to the general public is available on the Attorney General’s website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov. County sheriffs also may have a list of certified instructors who have provided contact information to the sheriff. The law sets out minimum educational requirements that are a component of the various forms of competency certification as set forth on page 2. The total time required for training is 12 hours: 10 hours of instruction and another two hours of experience shooting a handgun. The law requires at least 10 hours of certified training in the following matters:
• The ability to name, explain, and demonstrate the rules for safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition;
• The ability to demonstrate and explain how to handle ammunition in a safe manner;
• The ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner;
• Gun-handling training.
Additionally, you must have two hours of practical training, including range time and live-fire experience. The applicant also must complete an examination that tests his competency. The test must include a written section on the ability to name and explain the rules for the safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition. Additionally, the exam must include a physical demonstration of competency on handgun usage and rules for safe handling and storage of a handgun. It also must require a physical demonstration of the attitude necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner. As part of the training, applicants also must receive and certify that they have reviewed a copy of this publication. As an advisory to consumers, the Attorney General recommends anyone contemplating private handgun training take the following minimum steps before paying for any form of training:
• Verify the person teaching the class is qualified to teach.
• Confirm the instructor knows the requirements of the law.
• Be certain the instructor will provide you with this publication.
• Verify whether a refund or additional training may be available if a county sheriff determines, when you apply for a license, that the course did not meet the law’s requirements.
Dan Clevenger?Took my CCW course thru Kames Sports in N. Canton. The instructor is a retired LEO of 25 years and owns his own outdoor range in N. Lawrence, Ohio
The range portion was extremely safe. There were 10 people, 4 women with no firearms experience at all.
We fired 150 rounds at 21 yards both strong and weak two handed and one handed both ways.
As far as the classroom goes he was very well versed in CCW and ORC and presented the information in a way that was easy to understand and remember.