Ohio Citizens Firearms Training Academy

Ohio Citizens Firearms Training Academy

Thanks for your interest in the Ohio Citizens Firearms Training (OCFT) Academy, which is owned and privately operated by a retired Cleveland Police Officer and US Army veteran.

This highly experienced firearms instructor, certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and the National Rifle Association, has trained and re-certified thousands of police officers and private security officers and certified numerous citizens for concealed handgun carry.

He and his staff are committed to training you to become a confident, law abiding individual who can make proper and lawful decisions and take legal action in a deadly force encounter.

Choose Your Training Wisely, It May Save Your Life!


QUICK LINKS FOR UPCOMING CLASSES


20 Hour OPOTA Private Security Firearms Class

OCFT Academy has entered into a training cooperation program with the Public Safety Training Center, Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus, Parma, Ohio.

As a result, OCFT Academy will offer the following two types of training packages and locations the student can choose from to accommodate their individual needs:

PACKAGE ONE:  COST:  $225.00 (a $100.00 deposit is required to secure a seat in this class)

LOCATION:  Parma Armory, 5301 Hauserman Road, Parma, Ohio 44130.

The student must bring the following training items:

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Click or tap on one of the following dates to make a deposit and register for that class:

February 5, 6 and 7, 2021  (UNAVAILABLE)

This class is no longer available – please try one of the classes below.  Thank  you.

February 26, 27 and 28, 2021  (AVAILABLE)

March 12, 13 and 14, 2021  (AVAILABLE)


PACKAGE TWO:  COST:  $310.00 (payment arrangements must be made with Ms. Carrie Havens at the below email or phone number)

LOCATION:  Public Safety Training Center, (Tri-C) 7029 Homewood Avenue, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130.

The student will be provided for use with the following training items:

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Click or tap on the following email link for assistance and registration from Ms. Carrie Havens:  Carrie.Havens@tri-c.edu or call (216) 987-3033.

CLASS SCHEDULE

February 19, 20 and 21, 2021  (AVAILABLE)

April 16, 17 and 18, 2021  (AVAILABLE)

June 18, 19 and 20, 2021  (AVAILABLE)

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Private Security Firearms Re-qualification (OPOTA)

• • • NEW CLASSES AVAILABLE • • •

For a quick link to make payment, click or tap on one of the below dates

IF YOUR CERTIFICATE EXPIRED MARCH 9, 2020 OR AFTER, YOUR CERTIFICATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED AND ARE VALID UNTIL JULY 1, 2021. 

TO AVOID UNAVAILIBITY OF CLASSES DUE TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WILL NEED TO RE-QUALIFY, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL JUNE, 2021. 

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED AND ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE IS RESTRICTED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS. 

PLEASE CLICK OR TAP ON ONE OF THE BELOW LINKS FOR REGISTRATION – THANK YOU!

March 13, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

March 20, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

March 27, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

April 10, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

April 11, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

April 24, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

April 25, 2021 9:30am to 1:30pm  (AVAILABLE)

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Concealed Handgun License Certification Class

An FBI report shows that in 2018 there were 16,214 murders in the United States which was about a 14.5 percent increase from 2014.  For verification of this information, please click or tap on the below link which will take you to the source:

2018 Crime in the United States

For a quick link to make payment, click or tap on one of the below dates

$100.00 per person

$90.00 per person for a group of 3 or more

$90.00 per person for a group of 2 or more from the same immediate family 

*Contact us for special pricing for private groups of 8 to 10 people*

*Contact us for classroom training (6 hours) in a private setting, such as home, office, conference facility, etc… 2 hour range training conducted at Parma Armory in Parma, Ohio*

ADDITIONAL CLASSES WILL BE LISTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE, PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON – THANK YOU

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REQUIREMENTS



ADVANCE PISTOL TRAINING COURSE

The ADVANCED PISTOL TRAINING COURSE is an important and necessary part of your pistol training.

Normal public ranges, with stationary targets, stationary shooters and range operation restrictions do not allow the public to practice realistic deadly force defensive encounters and advanced tactical shooting techniques. This training will allow students to work closely and unencumbered with tactical instructors in developing their skills in advanced shooting tactics.

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED TO

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GO TO THIS LINK FOR  CLASS INFORMATION, REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT PAYMENT

Advanced Pistol Training Course

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES.  WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH A PRIVATE INDOOR RANGE SO WE CAN CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT TRAINING IN THE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING – WE ARE HOPEFUL TO RESUME THIS CLASS INDOORS BEGINNING LATER MARCH, 2021



Private Security Shotgun (OPOTA)

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DATES

 



 OFFERING PROFESSIONAL HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

(Click on one of the following links for more information)

CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CERTIFICATION CLASS

20 HOUR PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS CERTIFICATION (O.P.O.T.A.)

PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS RE-QUALIFICATION (O.P.O.T.A.)

BASIC PISTOL TRAINING

BASIC PISTOL TRAINING FOR WOMEN

ADVANCED PISTOL TRAINING COURSE

PRIVATE SECURITY SHOTGUN CERTIFICATION (O.P.O.T.A.)


Due to the importance of the subject matter, each class size is kept to a minimum to maintain a positive instructor-to-student ratio.  Unlike other assembly line types of firearm training schools, training is conducted with quality in mind and not quantity!

What separates OCFT Academy from other firearm training instructors is the owner/lead instructor of the this school has been involved in deadly force encounters and teaches from actual life experiences as a result of his profession.  He has literally trained thousands of people from all walks of life, which include police and private security recruits, police officers, private security officers, and citizens with various backgrounds.

All of the highly competent instructors were hand-picked by the owner to maintain the professionalism and excellence OCFT Academy strives for. All state certified instructors are either current or former police officers and have established themselves as highly skilled trainers.  No one can match the qualifications and experience that will reflect in the quality of the training you will receive.

Once you successfully complete your individual course, you will not only leave with your certificate, you will also leave with the confidence to properly use your handgun both tactically and legally.


Send an eCard as a present for training that may save their life, or yours! 

The eCard can be used for the following classes:

– Concealed Handgun License Class –

       –  20 Hour OPOTA Firearms Training Class –

– OPOTA Firearms Re-qualification –

– Advanced Pistol Training Course –

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(Gift Card Valid One Year from Purchase Date)

REQUIREMENTS