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!


     COVID-19 UPDATE     

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the easing of the state mandated restrictions by the Governor, I am happy to announce that OCFT Academy is resuming classes starting June 6 and 7, 2020. Scroll down for a quick review of upcoming classes.  When you find a class you’re interested in, click on the blue link for information on that class and for registration and debit/credit card payment options.


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20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Class

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June 6 & 7, 2020  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM  (NOT AVAILABLE)

June 27 & 28, 2020  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM  (NOT AVAILABLE)

The above classes are no longer available for new registrations – please consider one of the below classes

July 11 & 12, 2020  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM  (AVAILABLE)

July 25 & 26, 2020  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM  (AVAILABLE)

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Private Security Firearms Re-qualification (OPOTA)

                   

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE CONTENT REGARDING STATE RE-QUALIFICATIONS

 With the passing of HB 197, OCFT Academy will delay resuming annual re-qualifications until after the Independence Day holiday due to the following:

Please read the following excerpt from the actual letter OPOTA and PISGS (Private Investigator and Security Guard Services) forwarded to school commanders and private investigator and security guard licensees.

In essence, this bill states that since the Governor’s State of Emergency Order issued March 9, 2020 halted OPOTA classes, THERE IS A DELAY IN THE FIREARM CERTIFICATE EXPIRING!

Once the Governor lifts the State of Emergency Order, those individuals holding PISGS registration card (“Guard Card”) with a firearm bearer notation will have 90 days to complete their re-qualification from that date or by December 1, 2020, whichever comes first.

Unfortunately, if your certificate expired prior to March 9, 2020, you will be required to re-take the 20 hour OPOTA firearms class.

Please read the following excerpt:

FROM: Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC)
Private Investigator and Security Guard Services (PISGS)=DATE: May 12, 2020
RE: Re-qualification and License Renewal – HB 197 Impact

With the passing of HB 197, PISGS licensees or registrants whose re-qualification date was March 9, 2020 or later, are excused from re-qualification during the state of emergency. These individuals have until 90 days past the Governor’s declared end of the state of emergency or December 1, 2020, whichever comes first to complete their firearms re-qualification. Their OPOTC issued re-qualification certificate remains valid in the interim.


OCFT Academy will begin posting re-qualification dates on June 8, 2020 for July, August and September classes.  Even though there is plenty of time to complete your annual re-qualification thanks to HB 197, please register for a class soon as you can because there will be a large number of individuals seeking classes – I look forward to training with you in the near future.

If you have any additional questions please email me at Info@OCFTacademy.com

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DATES WILL BE POSTED JUNE 8, 2020

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Advanced Pistol Training

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This class using our outdoor range will resume in spring of 2020 – please check back for dates.

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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

Concealed Handgun License Certification Class

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PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE REDUCED PRICES OF THIS CLASS EFFECTIVE FOR THE FIRST 2 CLASSES ONCE THEY ARE POSTED!  THESE PRICES REFLECT THE POST COVID-19 PANDEMIC OPENING OF OCFT ACADEMY’S CLASSES. 

MY COMPANY FEELS AS THOUGH EVERYONE CAN USE A BREAK ON COSTS AND THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE REDUCTION!  HERE ARE THE REDUCED PRICES:

$90.00 per person

$80.00 per person for a group of 3 or more

$80.00 per person for a group of 2 or more from the same immediate family 

NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED FOR CLASSES BEGINNING IN JULY AFTER INDEPENDENCE DAY – PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER MEMORIAL DAY FOR FUTURE CLASSES STARTING IN JULY.



Private Security Shotgun (OPOTA)

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS



20 HOUR O.P.O.T.A. PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS TRAINING

REQUIREMENTS

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CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CERTIFICATION

 REQUIREMENTS

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

 REQUIREMENTS

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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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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 JANUARY, 2019




 OFFERING PROFESSIONAL HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

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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 expires 12/31/2020)