Frequently Asked Questions

I thought Tennessee required an in-person training course?

In mid 2019, HB-1264 was passed and signed into law. This new law changed the requirements of training courses, and now allows online training programs so long as they meet certain length and content requirements. This new law went into effect on January 1st, 2020, which was the official launch date for

How do I get my concealed carry permit with this course?

The Tennessee Department of Safety has a page outlining the process to get your permit here. The short version is that you'll fill out some information on their online portal, then bring your certificate and your identification information (examples: birth certificate, Social Security card, driver's license, etc) to a Driver Services Center where they will take your picture, application fee of $65, and direct you on how to get fingerprints. As a part of your application you will have a background check completed, and if everything goes well, you'll receive your Handgun Carry Permit via mail in a few weeks.

Is your class legal?

Yes! This course has been fully approved by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and can be found on their approved list.

What training does the instructor have?

Our instructor is an NRA Certified Firearm Instructor, certified to teach rifle skills, pistol and CCW skills, and home firearm safety. Note that this is not an NRA sponsored course.

What do the certificates look like?

Click here to see a sample certificate.

How long does the certificate last?

You have one year to use your certificate to get a Concealed Handgun Carry Permit, which is mandated by Tennessee law. The handgun permit will be good for 8 years.

Can you tell me more about the content on the site?

Our course covers all of the legally required topics, which are listed on the main page, and was written and reviewed by an instructor who is certified to teach classes on home firearm safety, rifle skills, pistol skills, and CCW. We have worked with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Project ChildSafe, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for some of our course material.

Is this site compatible with all devices?

Almost all! Unless you are running a very old computer (Windows XP or older), it will probably work. If your device can play the video on the main page fully to the end, then it will play all of the training videos. The site is confirmed to work on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, and many other devices.