This CHL Online Safety Course has been designed to prepare you for carrying a concealed handgun in the State of Oregon.
This CHL Online Safety Course has been designed to prepare you for carrying a concealed handgun in the State of Oregon, and also covers all online training requirements for Permit to Purchase (PTP).
Oregon’s 36 Elected Sheriffs approve this online safety course produced by the Oregon State Sheriff Association (OSSA). This online safety course is offered to the public free of charge to promote firearm safety. You then have the option to purchase a completion certificate for $60 to apply for a CHL.
Completion of this course and purchase of the certification can be used for the Oregon Concealed Handgun License Application.
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Oregon passed ballot Measure 114 which requires Oregonians to obtain a permit to purchase a firearm. Completion of this firearm safety course satisfies the knowledge test requirement for that application. In addition to the certificate of completion, you will need to complete a live demonstration prior to applying for your permit.
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If you have completed the OSSA CHL Online Safety Course prior to 12/5/22, you can take this updated course and receive your Permit to Purchase (PTP) certificate of completion for free.
Completion of this training satisfies the Oregon educational requirement for handgun safety training to obtain your concealed handgun license and permit to purchase. In ORS 166.291 you will find all the criteria you must meet to obtain your concealed handgun license.
“This course was educational and informative. It gave me confidence knowing that my sheriff approves it. I searched online and was confused by course sites that looked questionable.” Sandra J.
This course is created by a licensed attorney who regularly trains Oregon Sheriff’s Office Staff who process CHLs and is approved by Oregon Sheriffs. OSSA works closely with the legislature on firearm laws and updates this course as laws relating to CHL and firearms change. OSSA is a non-profit organization and works to keep CHL training costs affordable. We are familiar with the latest legislative enactments because we are involved in the process at every stage, from drafting language for bills under consideration to providing testimony in Legislative committee hearings. OSSA puts on an annual CHL training for sheriffs office staff across the state who handle CHL applications, and we work closely with those staff members throughout the year.
OSSA is a non-profit organization that exists to support and train Oregon sheriffs and their staff. OSSA has been doing this since 1916. Oregon’s 36 sheriffs make up the OSSA’s Board of Directors, and when you get your online CHL training from OSSA you are directly supporting this organization’s ability to help your county sheriff fulfill their mission.
OSSA also works closely with your local sheriff’s office to provide you with top-quality online handgun training. Completion of this course satisfies the educational requirement for handgun safety training in order to obtain your Oregon concealed handgun license. The content of this training course is maintained and supported by Oregon’s 36 sheriffs and it is periodically reviewed by OSSA’s legal counsel to ensure all the materials are current. Other courses may or may not have current material, and may not have been reviewed by a licensed Oregon attorney familiar with Oregon gun laws.
Oregon law does not provide reciprocity to CHL holders from any state outside of the State of Oregon. You can only legally carry a concealed weapon in Oregon with an Oregon CHL.
Completion of this training satisfies the Oregon online educational requirement for handgun safety training to obtain your CHL. After completing this course, you may apply for your CHL. See below for county contact information to make an appointment.
Oregon law allows for non-residents to obtain a CHL at the sheriffs discretion. The access to an out-of-state CHL varies by county. Visit your local county sheriff's office website for details. See links below.