Northwest Florida State College's Criminal Justice Department will offer four sessions of its popular Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry Course beginning on Jan. 30, Feb. 23, March 20 and April 27. New this semester, groups with a required minimum number of six participants may request a customized course schedule to suit the needs of the group.



Each non-credit course is eight hours in length and includes classroom discussion on current legal issues related to firearms safety and gun possession in Florida as well as live fire practice at the college's Firearms Training Facility on the Niceville campus. The class is $156 and includes the use of college firearms (personal firearms are not permitted in the class or on campus), and college supplied ammunition and eye/ear protection. The course is open to members of the general public. Certain restrictions apply. Successful completion of the course satisfies state requirements for a firearms safety course and may be used as part of an individual's application through the state for a concealed carry permit.



One-day sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and April 27. There are also two-day sessions available from 6-10 p.m. Jan. 30 and March 20 (classroom portion) and 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 and March 22 (gun range portion). Customized class times are also available for groups.



Registration is now being accepted for all session dates. Individuals who are current or previous NWFSC students may enroll for the non-credit workshop on-line through the college's RaiderNet web registration system. New students should enroll in-person at any of the college's seven area locations starting Jan. 2. Register for course number XVS 6001, Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry Course. For information, call 850-729-5378 or 850-729-6088 or email lynch1@nwfsc.edu.