20 Hour (OPOTA) Private Security Firearms Certification

Welcome to the 20 Hour O.P.O.T.A. Private Security Firearms Training Class presented by OCFT Academy!

This page provides specific information for the class and a quick, easy registration process.  Once registered, you will immediatley receive an email confirmation and receipt for your deposit. Please take the time to read each part of this page.

 

Make sure you watch for emails from Ohio Citizens Firearms Training Academy for important information regarding your class and mandatory form completion. 

Failure to complete those forms prior to the class will result in the cancelation of your attendance in the class and forfeiture of your deposit.

 

CLASSES FOR 2024

JANUARY

January 5, 6 and 7, 2024  (COMPLETED)

January 12, 13 and 14, 2024  (COMPLETED)

January 26, 27 and 28, 2024  (COMPLETED)

FEBRUARY

February 9, 10 and 11, 2024  (COMPLETED)

February 23, 24 and 25, 2024  (COMPLETED)

MARCH

March 8, 9 and 10, 2024  (COMPLETED)

March 22, 23 and 24, 2024  (COMPLETED)

APRIL

April 5, 6 and 7, 2024  (COMPLETED)

April 19, 20 and 21, 2024  (COMPLETED)

MAY

May 31, June 1 and 2, 2024  (COMPLETED)

JUNE

June 21, 22 and 23, 2024  (AVAILABLE)

JULY

July 12, 13 and 14, 2024  (AVAILABLE)

July 26, 27 and 28, 2024  (AVAILABLE)

AUGUST

August 9, 10 and 11, 2024  (AVAILABLE)

August 23, 24 and 25, 2024  (AVAILABLE)

ADDITIONAL CLASSES WILL BE ADDED SOON

 

CLASS TIMES FOR 20 HOUR CLASSES

FRIDAY:  4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY:  9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Lunch, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY:  9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Lunch, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

(UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)

 

COST$235.00

DEPOSIT:  A $100.00 deposit is required at time of registration.

BALANCE:  The balance of $135.00 is payable through an email which will be sent seven days prior to the class and will include the payment due date.  You may pay your balance earlier by clicking or tapping on the picture below:

REFUND AND RESCHEDULING POLICY:

Deposit payment refunds are available up to 10 days prior to the first day of the class.  If the refund is requested by email to Info@OCFTacademy.com during this time frame, a $25.00 processing fee will be subtracted from the deposit at the time of refund.

Rescheduling must be done 10 days prior to the first day of the class.  If the refund is requested by email to Info@OCFTacademy.com during this time frame, a $25.00 processing fee will be added for the rescheduling which must be paid during the balance payment.

Notification received less than 10 days prior to the first day of class will result in forfeiting your payment.  Exceptions may be made for an extreme emergency such as a death of an immediate family member, a health emergency or an accident on the way to the class.

If these emergency conditions are met, and substantiated by documentation, you may apply your deposit payment to another class for up to two months from your original date.

This refund policy is final per OCFT Academy and any situation that does not meet the cancelation policy will forfeit the deposit without further relief.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS:  OCFT Academy reserves the right to cancel any class due to enrollment, inclement weather or any other reason.  In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified by email,  and options for a full refund or rescheduling will be provided.

Registration for this class and payment indicates that you understand and accept the listed policies and procedures for this class.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

TRAINING DURATION:

12 hours classroom training | 8 hours range training   TOTAL:  20 hours over three days (see below under Registration and  Deposit Payment for breakdown of hours)

CLASS & RANGE LOCATION:

Public Safety Training Center, 7029 Homewood Ave, Parma Heights, OH 44130 (located on the Cuyahoga Community College western campus in Parma Heights, OH) – MAP

STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING TRAINING ITEMS:

A functional duty type semi-automatic pistol (9mm, .40 cal., 10mm or .45 cal.) and 150 rounds of ammunition (no steel core bullets or steel casings) 

Semi-automatic pistol rental of a Glock (9mm) or Smith & Wesson M&P (9mm) is available for a $25.00 fee)

150 rounds of ammunition (no steel core bullets or steel casings)  

Holster and magazine pouch (*generic holsters and magazine pouches are available for use if you do not have these items)

At least two magazines

Duty belt or a wide sturdy belt which will support the weight of the holster and magazine pouch

Hearing and eye protection (both are available for use)

*Optics may not be used!  If optics are attached to your firearms, it must either be turned off or removed – this is an O.P.O.T.A. regulation


Click or Tap on the STUDENT DISCLOSURES AND STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING form below.  If you have to answer YES to any question 1 through 18, you will not be able to attend the class without prior clearance from O.P.O.T.A..  Email me at Info@OCFTacademy.com with any questions.

DO NOT complete this form, this will be completed in class.

 

 

! ! ! THIS IS A PERFORMANCE DRIVEN CLASS ! ! !

The State of Ohio mandates that only those individuals who achieve a PASSING score on both the written and firearms performance objectives will be certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.

Each student can test twice on each test with remedial one-on-one training with an instructor.  If both attempts are failed on the written test, the student will receive a FAILING score and will not be able to continue to the practical range training and testing.  If the student receives a FAILING score twice on any of the practical range performance objectives, that student will not be certified.

FAILING EITHER THE WRITTEN TEST OR PRACTICAL RANGE TEST WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM BEING CERTIFIED – THIS DOES NOT ENTITLE YOU TO A REFUND! 

OCFT Academy will allow those students who fail a one time chance to retake the class for $185.00.  If the class must be taken again due to another failing score, then full price of the next class must be paid.


IF YOU MISS THE TIME REQUIREMENT WHICH IS NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES LATE OR SIMPLY DO NOT ATTEND THE CLASS, YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT.