This information is being provided to help instructors stay compliant with Ohio Law. If you have specific questions on what is acceptable in a county I suggest contacting the Sheriff’s department directly or the Ohio State Attorney General.
According to the Ohio Attorney General website for a class to be qualify as training in Ohio the certified instructor must meet a few conditions. (pg 4 in CCW manual)
- The ability to name, explain, and demonstrate the rules for safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition;
- The ability to demonstrate and explain how to handle ammunition in a safe manner;
- The ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude
necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner;
- Gun-handling training.
Additionally, you must have two hours of in-person training, including
range time and live-fire experience. The applicant also must
complete an examination that tests his competency. The test must
include a written section on the ability to name and explain the rules
for the safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for
handguns and ammunition. Additionally, the exam must include an
in-person physical demonstration of competency on handgun usage
and rules for safe handling and storage of a handgun. It also must
require a physical demonstration of the attitude necessary to shoot
a handgun in a safe manner.
Besides the requirements meant above the Sheriff issuing the license will require a few things on the certificate you issue to you students.
- Individuals name and date the course was completed
- Business entity name or instructors name
- Entity or instructor address, phone number, fax number, and email address
- Instructors attesting that the course meant all requirements per Ohio Revised Code (ORC). See example for exact wording
- Instructors name and signature including certification number from a nationally recognized firearm training organization (i.e. NRA, USCCA, OPOTA, SAFTD, etc..)
Note: These requirements are subject to change as the legislature changes the law. Making sure your certificates meet the requirements will also keep your students from being inconvenienced because of a paperwork problem.