The Concealed Carry Institute provides a first-class Firearms Safety Class that meets the requirements of Virginia law to qualify you for obtaining a Resident or Non-Resident Concealed Handgun Permit.
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"The quality of this online class was more than I expected. The information was well presented and easily understood. I would recommend this site to anyone who wanted to get a concealed carry permit. Being able to take the class when it suited my schedule was another plus." - Ms. M.B., Danville


"One of the best things I have ever paid for.... PERIOD!" - Mr. L.R., Woodbridge


"I enjoyed the training course. It was also nice being able to take the course at a time that was convenient for me instead of having to spend part of a Saturday or Sunday in a traditional class. Personally, I would enjoy additional safety or instructional videos." - Mr. M.S., Chester


"I just wanted to drop you a  note of thanks.  The way you conduct your online class and testing for a concealed carry permit was just excellent.  I have since reviewed some other sites and am so glad I went with you.  I found your whole approach to be easy to follow and very complete.  I always recommend you. Thanks so much."  Sincerely,  Mr.T.V., Richmond


"Wonderful to have the online service and the 5 year reminder available." - Mr. J.L., Virginia Beach


"I was very impressed with your site, and got my permit through it. It was very well done. Thanks!" - Mr. J.M., Suffolk


"Several members of my family have taken the opportunity to benefit from your site and obtain their permits to carry....keep up the good work and I will continue to refer interested people to you." - Mr. D.B., Virginia Beach


"Well, thanks to your website, both my son and I are now permit holders in Virginia. I recently bought him a small 9mm pistol; he liked mine so much I bought him one for Christmas. It's a good feeling that should the need arise, we can both defend ourselves and others. Lord knows, in these times, with people being abducted, police being gunned down in a coffee shop, and random shootings happening almost daily, the ability to conceal carry gives me great piece of mind." - Ms. L.H., Staunton


"I would like to thank you for making the process of getting my permit informative and pleasant. It was great and I didn't have to leave home to learn about gun safety. I am much more comfortable with my weapon now. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and thank you all again." - Ms. C.D., Manassas


"Would just like you to know how much I appreciate your site and how easy it was to take the course, print out the certificate and present it to the court in Halifax County. I had my permit in what seemed like no time at all. This is a great idea because I had been waiting for someone to have a course locally and it wasn't happening. Also, I love the renewal reminder feature." - Mr. B.W., Halifax County


"I just wanted to say that I have had nothing but positive experiences with your organization and I have referred several people. They all have been pleased as well." - Mr. R.G., Blue Ridge


"Because of my positive experience with the course, 5 of my friends have taken it as well and now we all have our concealed carry permits. Keep up the good work!" - Mr. C.C., Lynchburg


"I found instructors who wanted to charge $75.00 to well over $100.00 for what you offered for $39.99. I have mentioned it to many of my friends and they can't find a lower price. Thank you for offering this wonderful service, and for not ripping off the public." - Ms. A.F., Newport News


"Virginia began allowing online classes since July 1, 2009.  I took the class in late July or early August and the court clerk was skeptical when I presented her with the certificate.  She said I was the first to bring her an online certificate.  After jumping through some legal hoops, fingerprinting, background checks, etc., I received my permit in less than a week.  I'm in a rural area and attending a class meant driving one or more hours.  Thank you so much.  It is a great time saver and very informative." Mr. T.R., Ceres


"Kudos to the instructor. I expected it to be boring but occasionally laughed out loud. "You'll only do it once and I told you so." Is he normally that deadpan? I will recommend without hesitation. Bless you, Bless the NRA and God bless America."  Ms. T.H., Richmond 


"One of the best on-line courses I have taken.  The training video suited my work environment/schedule by allowing me to start and stop the video as needed to take care of business.  Thanks for staying ahead of the laws and training technology." Mr. C.H., Suffolk

"Thank you so much for offering this class online. I live in a rural area and finding a class is tough and taking it online saved me alot of time and gas. I've got my certificate and heading out to get my permit in process. Thanks again!"  Ms. D.P., Ruther Glen

"Thank you very much for your informative class! It was not only a great refresher, but it was the best way I found to meet the requirements for completing my concealed carry requirements! Your video was very professional. Again, thank you so much for the course and I look forward to working with you in the future."  Nicole M., Virginia Beach

"Thank you for an affordable way for people that know the ins and outs with handguns. I will recommend your class to a couple of friends that are interested. I now have my permit; it was very easy to obtain. One of my friends took an online class about a year ago... I don't remember the website but it only had a 10 minute video and a 10 question test. I personally don't think that is enough, even for someone who has several handguns and knowledge of them. Thanks for making your test more challenging than the other one. God bless." Mr. F.K., Sioux County, IA

"I'm a new user of a firearm and wanted to let you know that I found your video to be most helpful. I have not fired my firearm yet and am very glad that I watched your video first." Ms. D.W., Polk County, IA

VERY satisfied. For someone who hasn't fired a gun in over 20 years, (and that being shotguns), to take and pass (20/20) the class... then that afternoon to comfortably and confidently handle and fire a friend's Sig .45 and .22, that's testimony enough. I was able to load the clips, use the safety, the hammer release, and the hold mechanism, clear a jam, and successfully hit a 6" diameter target from about 35' more than miss. I'd say your class is excellent! I learned so much and helped be get over the fear of handling a handgun. I have a LOT more to learn, and practice. I'm thankful for my friend's knowledge and experience. I think that's a good start. Thank you for the opportunity to take and learn from your class. I look forward to visiting our sheriff's office with my certificate of class completion and my permit to carry application! I'll definitely encourage others to use this resource for handgun safety. Thanks again : ) Ann



What They're SayingAbout the class

"One of the best on-line courses I have taken. The training video suited my work environment/schedule by allowing me to start and stop the video as needed to take care of business. Thanks for staying ahead of the laws and training technology." Mr. C.H., Suffolk