20-hour OPOTA Private Security Firearms Training
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What should I bring to the Course?
What to expect during a 20 Hour OPOTA Course?
Bee Safe is proud to serve the Northwest Ohio community in part by offering affordable firearm courses. When you come to our Training Academy on the day of the course you should arrive on time. If you did not register online you must must bring cash. Please do not bring loaded firearms or ammunition into the classroom. Ammunition must be left in your vehicle!
You may bring your unloaded firearm into the classroom in a secured case.
The 20 Hr OPOTC class will begin at 8am with a short video introduction and the instructor will proceed with the syllabus. There will be 16 hours of classroom time which includes the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Students will then drive to Bee-Safe‘s outdoor shooting range for 4 hours of training.
Once range time has ended the instructor will sign the 20 Hour OPOTA certificates. This certificate will also qualify students to apply for a CCW Permit at the county’s Sheriff’s Office.
Can I use a .22 caliber handgun at the shooting range?
No, .22 caliber handguns are not permitted for use in the 20 Hour OPOTA Course.
Can I use an AR-15 pistol at the shooting range?
No, AR-15 pistols are not permitted for use in the 20 Hour OPOTA Course as mandated by Ohio Law.