Courses for Santa Clara County will be scheduled
as soon as they start approving permits.
California Concealed Carry Permit Information As of 6/23/2022
The US Supreme Court has ruled that States may not require "good cause" for issuing a concealed carry permit. This should make it easier to obtain a permit in California. However, you will probably still need to apply to the Police Chief of the City or Sheriff of the County you live in to obtain a permit, before you take a class. An application, fees, fingerprints, background check and training will most likeley still be required. Other requirements could be added.
It will probably take a few months for the new requirements to be finalized. When the new requirements are established, we hope to be able to teach Concealed Carry Courses on a regular basis that will meet the needs of new applicants and the issuing authorities. Please continue to check this website for new information and scheduled courses.
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE IS A SYNOPSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT OPINION.
CONCEALED CARRY INFORMATION
Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Courses.
The State of Utah allows non-residents to obtain a Concealed Firearms Permit that allows for concealed carry in Utah as well as many other states (California is not included). Currently 33 states recognize Utah's permit. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, attend a qualified course and submit an application and $63.25 fee along with fingerprints and passport style photograph to the State of Utah. The four hour course includes firearms safety and Utah law. The course fee is $125.00.
California Concealed Carry Permits
Criteria for issuing concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits in California are normally established by the County Sheriff. To determine if you are eligible to apply for a permit, please contact the Sheriff's Office in your county of residence. Many departments also have information published about CCW Courses on their websites.
Currently we are certified to conduct CCW courses in Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Santa Clara Counties.
As of January 1, 2019 all new applicant courses must include eight hours of instruction as well as qualifying with each handgun. Renewal applicants must take a four hour course and qualify as well. Qualification normally held the day after the course or by arrangement with the instructor.
As each Sheriff has different criteria, course information and fees may be different for each county. Please call us at 510-552-4742 or e-mail email@example.com for current information.
All courses are currently held in Greeley Hill and are also listed on our course schedule page. Greeley Hill Courses fulfill the requirements of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Calaveras Counties. 2022 Schedule listed below.
November 16, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
December 14, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
January 18, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
February 15, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
March 15, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Note: Additional courses may be added if needed.
Unless specified otherwise courses scheduled
from 6:00pm to 10:00 pm plus qualification for
renewal, usually the next day or by appointment.
New applicants will need to complete an
additional four hours including qualification
NRA BASIC CCW COURSE
The NRA CCW Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal protection. Topics include: Firearms safety, Mindset - Responding to an attack and the aftermath, California self-defense law, Basic defensive pistol skills, and Drawing from a holster. Students will fire approximately 130 rounds while drawing from a holster and complete the NRA CCW qualification course. The course fee is $300.00 per person and includes all range and classroom fees, targets, classroom materials and instruction.
Students will need to provide a handgun suitable for self-defense, strong side hip holster, 150 rounds of ammo, three magazines or speed loaders, a double magazine or speed loader belt carrier, cover garment and eye & ear protection.
This course provides the minimum instruction required by the State of California for a CCW permit. However, it may not meet the requirements of the Sheriff or Police Chief of a particular locale, particularly in the Bay Area
Supreme Court Ruling on Concealed Carry - Excerpts from Yahoo News 6/23/2022
The Supreme Court on Thursday eased restrictions on carrying firearms in public, continuing a trend by the court in recent years of weakening gun restrictions.
The court’s conservative majority ruled 6-3 that New York could not prohibit gun owners from carrying their handgun outside their home based on the state’s determination that the citizen lacked sufficient cause to fear for their own safety.
The case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen was based in a lawsuit brought by two New York men who challenged a state law that requires them to have a “proper cause,” or special need, in order to carry a firearm outside their home. The ruling will have a ripple effect for other states with similar restrictions, such as California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.
“We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need,” Thomas wrote in Thursday’s decision.
Kavanaugh said that the court’s decision does not nullify or render void licensing requirements currently in place in most states that “may require a license applicant to undergo fingerprinting, a background check, a mental health records check, and training in firearms handling and in laws regarding the use of force, among other possible requirements.”
Kavanaugh also quoted from Scalia’s list of possible restrictions on firearm possession.
“[N]othing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms,” Kavanaugh quoted Scalia as writing. He included Scalia’s affirmation of regulations and restrictions on “dangerous and unusual weapons” that are not in “common use.”
But the lead attorney for the plaintiffs contended last fall that the court should shift the state’s power away from restricting the ability to carry firearms outside the home and toward limiting the exercise of that right in certain spaces such as schools, government buildings, sports arenas and major public events.
“It is the difference between regulating constitutionally protected activity and attempting to convert a fundamental constitutional right into a privilege that can only be enjoyed by those who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of a government official that they have an atypical need for the exercise of that right,” the plaintiffs' attorney, Paul Clement, told the justices. The court’s majority agreed with Clement.