It's easy to carry a gun. The responsibility that comes with it is another story.

For more information on how to apply for a CCW through Ventura County use the link below.


The Covered 6 Carrying Concealed Weapon (CCW) training course is required by the Ventura County Sheriff Department in order to obtain a CCW in Ventura County, California. Students will learn the required training in firearm safety and the law of the permissible use of a firearm. We also cover drawing from a concealed holster, weapon selection, Use of Force Options, Force Option Simulator and much more.

Our class is taught by instructors who are former law enforcement professionals and subject matter experts. Carrying a firearm in the public has great responsibility. Ensure that your instructor providing the training is vetted and they have the experience to give you the best expert advice.

California Penal Code section 12050pc limits the training of new applicants to 16 hours, but requires a minimum of 4 hours refresher for renewals. A certificate will be issued  to students who demonstrate the knowledge and proficiency required by the practical test and the written test. The written test requires a passing grade of 80%.


  • Students must bring own firearm(s) (semi-auto or revolver) This is the firearm that will be documented on your permit. 
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Holster (concealed)
  • Two reloading devices (mags or speed loader)
  • Jacket or button shirt 
  • 50 rounds of ammunition (primary firearm)  and 50 rounds per additional firearm / caliber

FEE: $295 (includes one gun) - Additional Firearms / Calibers are $50 each


FEE:  $200-primary firearm; $50/additional firearm

Required Range Equipment: (Same as above)

Upcoming CCW Courses