Concealed-Handgun Carry Course
If you are interested in obtaining your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit, or trying to educate
yourself on becoming a knowledgeable and responsible gun owner this course is for you.
The goal of this 8 hour course will be to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitude for
owning and using a pistol safely. This course takes place in a classroom environment using lecture,
visual presentations, group discussion, video presentations, and question/answer session.
Everything needed for the course is included. There will also be a 1 hour break for lunch. Students
will receive a certificate upon completion.
• Gun Owner Responsibilities
• Firearm Safety Rules
• Fundamentals of Marksmanship
• Handgun Operation
• Handgun & Holster Selection
• Handgun Concealment
• Law Enforcement Encounters
• Legal Use of Force
• Legal aftermath
• Federal laws
• Virginia Concealed Carry Laws
• Firearms Maintenance
• Proper Storage in and Outside the Home
• Concealed Carry Permit Process
This course satisfies the requirements necessary to continue the process of applying for your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit.
Deputy Kevin Gareau Hopewell Sheriff’s Office
DCJS Certified Firearms Instructor