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!
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20 HOUR O.P.O.T.A. FIREARMS TRAINING CLASSES LISTED BELOW
20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Class
January 20 and 21, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATION – PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW
February 3 and 4, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
February 17 and 18, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
March 10 and 11, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
March 24 and 25, 2018 – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CERTIFICATION CLASSES LISTED BELOW
Concealed Handgun License Certification Class
January 14, 2018 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATION – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DATES
O.P.O.T.A. FIREARMS RE-QUALIFICATION CLASSES LISTED BELOW
O.P.O.T.A. Firearms Re-qualification
January 7, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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OFFERING PROFESSIONAL HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN
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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.