Frequently Asked Questions

1. What states recognize the Ohio Resident concealed carry permit?

Reciprocity depends on residency, permit type, and age. For an in depth look on Ohio Reciprocity, please click here.

For more information on Ohio Reciprocity please visit here.

2. What does Concealed Coalition provide for my certification process?

Concealed Coalition provides you with the educational safety training course necessary to complete the educational and training portion of your Ohio resident concealed carry permit application. Should you choose to move forward with your application after completing the training and passing the certification test, you will have the option to download the required certificate of completion from our site, in addition to scheduling your required live fire training.

Once you have downloaded the certificate of completion, we will provide you with the step by step process you need to take to complete your application with the State of Ohio. Our online course certification and your live fire training meet the educational requirements to apply for a Concealed Carry permit in the state of Ohio.

3. How old do I have to be to qualify for a Ohio Concealed Carry Permit?

21 years old.

The Ohio Attorney General has a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements here:

4. If approved, are there restrictions on where and when I can carry a concealed weapon?

Yes. Places you may NOT carry concealed in Ohio include but are not limited to:

  • As always, you must comply with federal law restrictions.
  • Any schools at any level, public or private and their premises
  • Daycares
  • Any premises controlled by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Any courthouse
  • Government buildings
  • Any private property where firearms are prohibited
  • Any jail or detention center
  • The state capitol building
  • Mental health centers
  • Any place alcohol is served on site
  • Secured areas and passenger terminals in airports
  • Any place of worship

Please refer to Ohio state laws for an in depth breakdown or if you are unsure about where you can carry.

5. Can I get a refund?

At Concealed Coalition we understand that life happens all around us, all the time and many times is out of our control. For our in-person trainings we will do our best to accommodate you by rescheduling your training. Unfortunately, due to high demand, preparation costs and limited seating, if you call to reschedule between 24 - 72 hours before the day of your class, you will be charged a $35 rescheduling fee. However, if you do not notify us prior to 24 hours, do not show up or miss your elected class, it is not refundable, and you will have to pay full price to attend the class.

For online trainings the course you purchased is an online course and is delivered upon purchase. Since you will have already received our education via our online portal, we will be unable to refund you for any online order. All other refunds are on a case-by-case basis.

6. How can I be sure that this course is valid?

Documentation of familiarity of a handgun is the noted requirement by Ohio law to fulfill the requirement for training in your application for a concealed carry permit. Our state certified trainer holds multiple certifications along with years of practical handgun experience. The course we offer online is comprised of nationally recognized course training materials used in all 50 states. We assure you with the satisfaction guarantee that our online training course in addition to the live fire training is not only valid but exceeds the minimum requirements for handgun safety training as outlined in the concealed carry permit requirements.

For more information about our trainer and the curriculum click the link below.

Course Credentials

7. Where can I find more information about Ohio concealed carry permits?

The State of Ohio website explains the concealed carry permit process for Ohio residents in detail here:

8. If approved, how many years is my permit issued for?

5 years

9. Is there additional training required for my Ohio Permit?

Ohio requires 8 hours of training, 2 of which have to be live-fire training. The other 6 hours can be completed either online or in person from a state approved resource.

10. What are the specific laws for Concealed Carry in the state of Ohio?

Click here for Ohio Concealed Carry Laws