Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Courses – California & Utah

Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Courses – California & Utah

El Dorado County Residents

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Our Official California CCW Courses:
  • meets the qualifications to apply for a NEW or RENEWAL CCW permit for residents of El Dorado County.
  • cover everything that you need to know in order to safely, legally, comfortably and effectively carry a concealed firearm in California.
  • NEW applicant instruction totals 8 hours and is for El Dorado County residents only

Handgun Firearm Training and Gun Safety Check Form to submit along with your application for the CCW.  Click on the links for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s CCW ONLINE APPLICATION.


Your CCW course is composed of 2 segments;

  1. Live Fire RANGE QUALIFICATION – report to the assigned range location at 0800 (8am) on the scheduled date for orientation.  Please be prompt.  Our training range is located at 1540 Broadway, Placerville.
  2. Our staff will contact you prior to your course date to discuss any other questions you may have.  After completing your LIVE FIRE qualification, you will have time to get a snack before going to Sierra Shield for CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.
  3. CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION – Class reconvenes promptly at 11am at our facility located at 4050 Durock Rd., #17, Shingle Springs for the classroom portion of training.

Each applicant must…

1. Be at least 21 years old at time of applying for permit
2. Bring a valid California ID showing your residence address in El Dorado County
  • NEW APPLICANTS – This 8 hour NEW El Dorado County applicant course INCLUDES RANGE qualifying for up to 3 handguns.  Handguns number 4 and over are $20 each.  Applicants must live fire qualify every handgun to be listed on their CCW permit.
  • RENEWAL APPLICANTS – This El Dorado County RENEWAL applicant course INCLUDES RANGE for up to 3 handguns.  Handguns number 4 and over are $20 each.  Applicants must live fire qualify every handgun to be listed on their CCW permit.
  • Range qualifying for the first 3 handguns is included in price of course.  Handguns 4 and up incur a fee of $20 each.  Bring at least 30 rounds for each handgun.  Ammo is available in our store or at the range.
  • Get legal in 30+ states with the non-resident UTAH CCW.  Offered during same class time as California CCW course for an additional $109.
  • No personal firearms or ammo allowed in classroom (except LE/CCW). Instructors will announce when to bring UNLOADED handguns in for inspection.
  • ALL APPLICANTS -NEW & RENEWAL – On the day of course, applicants must submit ALL firearms to be listed on permit to instructor for inspection (El Dorado County unlimited).
  • ALL APPLICANTSLive Fire Range Time is an integral part of the course time.  Range fee for up to 3 handguns is included in the registration fee.   Handguns number 4 and over are $20 each.
  • AMMUNITION – Bring at least 30 rounds of ammunition for each firearm.
  • LOANER HANDGUNS – California CCW permits list all covered handguns, therefore cannot be issued if you do not own a handgun.  Consult with our staff regarding obtaining a firearm appropriate for CCW use.
  • For student safety and in order to insure adequate seat availability, all courses are by RESERVATION only. Due to limited seating, all course payments are NON-REFUNDABLE but may be rescheduled at no additional charge. Call (530-387-0110) or visit us to reschedule course dates.
Course Registration is EZ
      1. Select the correct course and date, then click the BUY NOW button below, you will be on the PayPal site and can complete your registration.  You can select more than 1 course and pay for more than 1 applicant.  A PayPal account is NOT required.  If you do not have a PayPal account or if you do not wish to use PayPal account for payment, you may pay with any debit or credit card.  To use a non-PayPal payment option, select the “Pay with debit or credit card” option in the lower right area of PayPal site.
      2. Be sure to include your contact phone number and enter the exact name and spelling that matches your California Drivers License FOR EACH APPLICANT so that your Concealed Carry Handgun Firearm Training and Gun Safety Check Form can be prepared properly.


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