Thanks for your interest in the Ohio Citizens Firearms Training (OCFT) Academy, 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.
This Home Page contains a brief summary of each class offered. For complete information and registration on a particular class, please click or tap on the link for that class to take you to that page.
Choose Your Training Wisely, It May Save Your Life!
For your ease and convenience, you can find and choose classes by either:
Tapping or clicking on a class and date shown in the calendar below will open a window with complete information on that class.
It will also provide a link titled “REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT PAYMENT” to register and pay your deposit to secure a seat in the class.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT EACH 20 HOUR O.P.O.T.A. FIREARMS CLASS IS HELD OVER A THREE DAY PERIOD, WITH ONLY THE FIRST DAY OF FRIDAY SHOWN ON THE CALENDAR. THE CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!
You can also choose a class by finding the one you want below and clicking or tapping on the date link which will take you to the registration page.
Once registered for any of the classes below, you will receive an email with a confirmation notice.
All correspondence such as the address with directions, mandatory items needed for the class, a link to a Student Enrollment Form and more will be sent from the email address OCFT Academy seven days prior the class.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO WATCH FOR EMAILS FROM OCFT Academy
A $100.00 deposit is required at time of registration. The balance of $135.00 is payable through an email which will be sent seven days prior to the class.
March 17, 18 and 19, 2023 (UNAVAILABLE – CLASS FULL)
March 31 and April 1 and 2, 2023 (UNAVAILABLE – CLASS FULL)
April 14, 15 and 16, 2023 (AVAILABLE)
The full payment is required when registering for this class.
March 25, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (AVAILABLE)
March 26, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (AVAILABLE)
The remainder of the Ohio Citizens Firearms Training Academy webpage is under reconstruction to provide a smoother and streamlined navigation process for ease of use to the customers.
This reconstruction should be completed byMarch 31st, 2023, and will include the listing of Advanced Firearms Training classes and Concealed Handgun License classes. Please come back and visit us at the time – thank you!