New placer county CCW applicants are required to complete an 8-hour minimum/16-maximum training course, conducted by Placer County Sheriff’s approved Instructors which includes instruction on firearm safety and the law regarding the permissible use of a firearm. In addition, you must provide validation that you demonstrated proficiency and/or qualified on each weapon you want listed on your CCW permit.
In both the initial CCW application process, as well as a re-qualification, addition or modification process, you must qualify with the weapon(s) listed on your permit. If you want to add or remove weapons from your permit, a qualification is required for all the weapons you want on the permit and you will need to schedule a “Concealed Weapons Permit Modification” appointment via the Placer County online appointment system. Upon completion of the required training course, all certificates are valid within the first year of completion. The range fee is included in the price of the class. ALL firearms included up to 3.
Michael Kennedy - Lead Instructor
Michael is a much sought-after, experienced trainer with a relaxed, practical and enjoyable teaching style. You won't find any 'tough guy' Rambo-style attitude here.
Michael is a Certified Training Counselor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), a certified instructor with the National Rifle Association (NRA), and is a certified California DOJ Instructor.
He holds certifications for the:
USCCA Basic Pistol
NRA First Steps program
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection in the Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home.
What sets Michael apart from so many instructors is his personal commitment to further his own training. Michael takes his development seriously and is a competitive pistol shooter who actively participates in both local and regional IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches.
He also believes in developing the 'craft' of firearms skills and marksmanship and holds current certifications in many advanced pistol classes, advanced tactical shotgun classes, and advanced carbine classes.
Michael offers classes for all levels, including courses for: