We generally run CT Guard Card courses almost every Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekday evening courses are available upon request.

Our classes are offered at: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512.

I offer on site training for Security companies in need of a large number of applicant
certifications at once.  Group & DOC discounts are available. Inquire by email or phone

Group discounts are available.
Complimentary Snacks and Drinks Offered
You can simply register & pay online or call 203-907-6594 with any questions.

 

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Mandatory Security Officer Certification Class for CT Guard Card Saturdays @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the CT mandatory class on Saturday for Security Officer Certification…CT Guard Card.

***This Holiday Season we’re thrilled to give away an 8-class package valued at $825 for one lucky student and that attends a CT Guard Card Class between 11/17/18 the 12-30-18One lucky student will win!! There will be a drawing on 12-31-18 and the winner will be featured on our blog!!!***

The class goes over all the basics about the Security Industry and how to be a Security Officer. It also covers all the laws pertaining to the security industry in CT, all the state laws governing self defense and use of force, and the laws governing citizen’s arrest in Connecticut. We cover the use of force continuum, fire safety, the history of security, work place violence, terrorism, fire safety, communication skills, and many other aspects of the security industry. ***Important Info- I show you where the jobs are and explain how to get them!!!***

We are the best at what we do!!!

 Also, the CT State Police have informed us that there is a state statute that now waives the class for veterans, active military, reserves and national guard. They have also informed us that they will now waive this education course to all retired law enforcement officers. We strongly suggest that if you fall under one of those categories that you call the CSP Special Licensing Unit if you have any specific questions before registering for this course as I want to make it very clear that they will wave this course. I hope all veterans, active military, reserves, national guard, and retired law enforcement understand that you should contact the CSP Special Licensing Unit at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before registering for this course.
*Attention Active Military Personnel and Veterans*
MOS Security Training and Licensing Fee Waiver for qualifying armed forces personnel.
Public Act 14-131: Effective October 1, 2014, military personnel seeking licensure as a security officer in Connecticut may qualify for a waiver of the required security training course and licensing fee.  Please contact the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860- 685-8494 to speak to security licensing personnel for additional information and specific requirements.
Look up Public Act 14-131

The cost is $100

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512

 

 

 

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Security Manager / Supervisor Certification Seminar @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Security Manager / Supervisor Certification Seminar

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This is a one day 8 hour Certification Seminar

As you know, without proper supervision of your security officers your contracts are in jeopardy. All security officers need to be knowledgeable of their duties on the various assignments. This can only be accomplished through post orientation by well-informed supervisors with basic supervision qualities. This training Program gives your managers and supervisors a quantum leap over other company supervisors. The Program consists of Intro to Security, Basic Supervision training and Post Orientation training, and Public Relations.

The Supervisor Training Program is an inclusive program ideal for security managers supervisors for any security organization.

Unique and flexible, Security Supervision and Management Program course is designed to meet the needs of the security manger and supervisor. Candidates accepted into the program must successfully complete all course material and a certification exam.

Each potential manager/ supervisor will be provided with a field training manual as well. The field training manual will get you through the rough beginning transition from officer to manager or supervisor and serve as a reference for all future security endeavors. This manual is renowned in the industry as one of the leading security manager / supervisor field training manuals. It will serve not only as an excellent source of information for the course, but as a valuable reference the practitioner or student. It is also an excellent text for upper level courses in Security Management, Homeland Security and similar disciplines.

Topics that will be covered in the course: (partial list):

  • Future of private security
  • Security personnel selection
  • Motivation and evaluation
  • Security officer scheduling
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Staff training and development
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Managing/supervising to reduce liability
  • Testimony in court
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Investigations
  • Legal aspects of security
  • Sexual harassment
  • Security medical response
  • Designing operations centers
  • Security technologies
  • Workplace violence
  • Crime prevention/community relations
  • Supervisor’s role in training
  • Testing for learning retention

Candidates will receive the following: 

  • Security Manager / Supervisor Field Training Manual 
  • Security Manager / Supervisor Certification from LJB Security Training and Consulting Premised that you participate and meet the following guidelines.

Program Guidelines:

  • Review Security Supervision and Management Field Training Manual.
  • Take a comprehensive exam. Questions are multiple choice questions/true/false
  • Examination graded, 70% accuracy required.
  • Successful completion – Completion Certificate Awarded. 

Should the candidate elect to proceed with the Certified Security Company Owner Course get in touch with me and I will review the qualifications, implications, tuition, and fees with you and we will proceed from there.

Location: 58 Renshaw Drive East Haven, CT 06512

Price: $350

These courses will be taught by me (Lou Bonito) personally. I have taught similar topics at the University of New Haven and Gateway Community College and I’ve been doing security and security management and supervision since 2005 as well as corrections since 1994. 

LJB Security Training | Get CT's Mandatory Security Officer (Guard Card) With Our 1-Day Certification Course                          

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Dec
12
Wed
2018
Mandatory Security Officer Certification Class for CT Guard Card Wednesdays @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the Connecticut mandatory class for Security Officer Certification CT Guard Card.

***This Holiday Season we’re thrilled to give away an 8-class package valued at $825 for one lucky student and that attends a CT Guard Card Class between 11/17/18 the 12-30-18One lucky student will win!! There will be a drawing on 12-31-18 and the winner will be featured on our blog!!!***

The class goes over all the basics about the Security Industry and how to be a Security Officer.

It also covers all the laws pertaining to the security industry in CT, all the state laws governing self defense and use of force, and the laws governing citizen’s arrest in Connecticut.

We cover the use of force continuum, fire safety, the history of security, work place violence, terrorism, fire safety, communication skills, and many other aspects of the security industry.

***Important Info- I show you where the jobs are and explain how to get them!!!***

The cost is $100.

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512.

Also, the CT State Police have informed us that there is a state statute that now waives the class for veterans, active military, reserves and national guard. They have also informed us that they will now waive this education course to all retired law enforcement officers. We strongly suggest that if you fall under one of those categories that you call the CSP Special Licensing Unit if you have any specific questions before registering for this course as I want to make it very clear that they will wave this course. I hope all veterans, active military, reserves, national guard, and retired law enforcement understand that you should contact the CSP Special Licensing Unit at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before registering for this course.
*Attention Active Military Personnel and Veterans*
MOS Security Training and Licensing Fee Waiver for qualifying armed forces personnel.
Public Act 14-131: Effective October 1, 2014, military personnel seeking licensure as a security officer in Connecticut may qualify for a waiver of the required security training course and licensing fee.  Please contact the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860- 685-8494 to speak to security licensing personnel for additional information and specific requirements.
Look up Public Act 14-131
Dec
13
Thu
2018
MOAB (Management of Agressive Behavior) Thursday December 13th 8:00 a.m. @ LJB Security Training, LLC
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

MOAB CLASSES are 4 hours in length and they cost just $100!!! Have confidence on how to deal with people in tense and potentially dangerous situations. I am a Hostage Negotiator and Instructor and am willing to share my experience and knowledge to help you accomplish that noble goal.

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MOAB® training presents principles, techniques, and skills for recognizing, reducing, and managing violent and aggressive behavior. The program also provides humane and compassionate methods of dealing with aggressive people both in and out of the workplace.

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Baton Tactics Certification Thursday December 13th 8:00 a.m. @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This course is an industry standard training for the use and application baton and greatly reduces your liability and increases your value in the marketplace. The training course is commonly known as BATON TACTICS, and the lesson plan is by PPC.

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Overview

The Personal Protection Baton Tactics™ is a straight and expandable baton training program drawing information from a variety of baton and training resources. The concept of controlling individuals with police batons is not new.  Police batons of all varieties have been used for decades to control violent or resistive individuals. Proper training in the their use is essential to reduce injures to officers and suspects and to protect the officer and agency from frivolous litigation.  When used responsibly in accordance with agency policies and procedures and federal, state and local laws police batons are a viable control option.

Course Description

The Personal Protection Baton Tactics™ program is designed for public safety officers who deal with conflict or potential violence. This includes corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection.  

Through a combination of Practical Exercises and Classroom instruction you will learn how to:

  • Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: Proper Defensive Positions, Methods of Movement, Drawing Techniques, Baton Shielding, Baton Counter-Strikes, and Baton Retention. Avoid liability suits through: Certified training, understanding the effects of police batons, identifying factors which justify baton use, and proper baton incident documentation.
  • The Personal Protection Baton Tactics™ training program is non-product specific straight and expandable baton training program.  Once trained and certified the officer and agency choose the brand and design of straight or expandable baton that fits their needs.  ***This course does not address the use of side-handle batons. 

Benefits include:

  • Reduced Injury to Officers and Subjects       
  • Reduced Exposure to Civil Liability
  • Reduced Workers’ Compensation Payments
  • Increased Performance
  • Increased Confidence & Morale
  • Increased Safety
  • Improved Decision Making

Course Topics

  • History of the Police Baton
  • Baton Nomenclature
  • Resistance and Control Management 
  • Officer and Individual Factors/ Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Reasonable Target Selection
  • Target Areas
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Relative Positioning
  • Science of Energy and Motion
  • Three Ranges of Physical Combat
  • Angles of Attack and Defense
  • Baton Grips and Ready Postitions
  • Baton Drawing Techniques
  • Baton Counter-Strikes
  • Baton Shielding
  • Baton Retention

Certification Level

  • 4- hour Personal Protection Baton Tactics™ Basic Course- Valid for up to 3 years
Casual Conversation and Deescalation Seminar (Human Communication) 2nd Thursday of month @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Casual Conversation and Deescalation Course

This class is for individuals who wish to improve the way they communicate with others.

The cost is $150.

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512.

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Casual Converstaions The objectives of this seminar will be to teach you the unspoken rules of oral communication and make you aware of how your nonverbal communication, such as gestures, stance, eye movement, facial expressions, demeanor, inflections, and attitude communicate our true inner most thoughts so that sometimes what you are saying non verbally conflicts with what you’re saying verbally and since 90% of all communication is nonverbal we need to be aware of that so we can somewhat control our actions and behaviors to make them more in sync with our verbal communication. By learning the unspoken rules of communication you will be able to communicate more effectively enabling you to have less stress and conflict in personal relationships, foster new friendships and relationships, drum up new business and networks, be able to successfully get your point across by allowing the person you’re conversing with (conversation partner or CP) to convey their complete thought without interruption, enabling you to be able to get the same in return therefore allowing a complete unadulterated thought process on both sides to be conveyed and reaching a compromise so that you and your CP will both win important points of the conversation so that everyone walks away happy.

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Dec
14
Fri
2018
Handcuff Certification PATH 2nd Friday @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This course is an industry standard training for the use and application of handcuffs and restraints, and greatly reduces your liability and increases your value in the marketplace. The training course is commonly known as PATH, and the lesson plan is by PPC.

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Overview

Handcuffs are among the most often used tool by officers, yet training is severely lacking. Studies show that over 67% of resistance by subjects occurs after the first handcuff has been applied. All too often the result is injury and/or death to either the officer or subject. Additionally, the improper use of handcuffs is the focus of many civil suits.  Proper training in the use of handcuffs is vital to officers.

Course Description

The PATH® “Practical and Tactical Handcuffing” course is the most complete and innovative handcuffing course in the country.  Public safety officers including corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection will benefit from the principles and skills learned during the PATH® training program.

Nearly 3,000 PATH® Instructors have been trained worldwide.  The techniques presented are practical and effective. Topics to be covered include the safest approach and positioning for handcuffing, handcuffing non-compliant subjects, prone and kneeling handcuffing, removing handcuffs, and the use of various type of cuffs, among others.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced Injury to Officers and Subjects
  • Reduced Exposure to Civil Liability
  • Reduced Workers’ Compensation Payments
  • Increased Performance, Efficiency & Speed When Applying Handcuffs
  • Increased Confidence & Morale
  • Increased Safety
  • Improved Decision Making

Course Topics

  • General Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Handcuffing History
  • Handcuffing Dangers
  • Trial and Error Lessons
  • Handcuff Nomenclature
  • Hinged, Rigid, Chain-Link and Disposable Handcuffs
  • Care and Maintenance of Handcuffs
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Officer and Individual Factors/ Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resitance and Control
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Relative Positioning
  • Handcuffing a Subject in a Standing, Prone or Kneeling Position
  • Resistance and Disengaging
  • Standing a Prone Handcuffed Subject
  • Post Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Directing a Subject to a Prone Position
  • Prone with Hands Under the Body
  • Effect of Pressure of Nerve Centers
  • Rolling a Subject to a Prone Position
  • Removing Handcuffs
  • Use of Contact and Cover
  • Searching
  • Exiting a Room or Cell where there is a Potential for Violence
Pepper Spray Certification OCAT 2nd Friday @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This is an industry standard training course for pepper spray that significantly reduces your liability and increases your value in the workplace. The lesson plan is by PPC. The code for this certification is OCAT (Oleoresin Capsicum)

  

Course Description

The OCAT® program is designed for public safety officers who deal with conflict or potential violence. This includes corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection. More than 8,000 OCAT® instructors have been trained worldwide. 

Through a combination of Practical Exercises and Classroom instruction you will learn how to:

  • Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: spraying techniques, disengagement, proper defensive positions, methods of movement, multiple opponent defense, contact and cover system, defense against moving attacks, ground defense, and drawing techniques.
  • Avoid liability suits through: Certified training, understanding the effects of OC spray, identifying factors which justify OC use, and proper OC incident documentation.
  • OCAT® is a non-product specific training program.  Once trained and certified you and your agency decide which brand, canister size, heat and spray pattern suit your needs.
  • Getting sprayed is not necessary for certification in the private sector. No one gets sprayed!!!

Course Topics

  • What is OC?
  • Heat of OC, Concentration Levels and Calculating Capsaicin Content
  • Spray Patterns
  • Skin Sensitivity, Effects on the Eyes and Respiratory System
  • Other Effects and After Effects
  • How to Use OC
  • General After Use Guidelines and Post Exposure Cleansing
  • In-Custody Deaths and Recognizing Excited Delirium
  • General OC Information, Number of Bursts, Flammability, Area Recovery, Storage and Shelf Life
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Officer and Individual Factors and Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Defensive Position
  • Relative Positioning
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Spraying techniques for single or multiple aggressors
  • Contact and Cover System
  • Moving Attack
  • Ground Defense
  • Defense from an OC Attack 

Aerosol chemical agents have been around for many years. The impact of the use of these chemical agents wasn’t significant until 1976 when Mr. Gardner Whitcomb introduced an Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) formulation. At the request of Mr. Whitcomb, the first official OC training manual was co-written by Roland Ouellette and Ed Nowicki. OC has proven to be more effective than CS or CN, and as a result, numerous companies now manufacture OC aerosol sprays.

Since the introduction of the OCAT® “Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training” program in 1991, thousands of instructors and countless basic users have been trained from agencies such as healthcare, federal, military, law enforcement, security, and corrections. The OCAT® program is not brand specific and addresses the proper use of all OC products.

Personal Protection Consultants Inc. owns and administers the OCAT® training programs through a network of In-House Instructors and Independent Instructor-Trainers.  PPC, Inc. instructors have many years of law enforcement experience, as well as nearly 20 years of OCAT® training experience.

What is Oleoresin Capsicum? Commonly called “Pepper Spray”, Oleoresin Capsicum is a convenient aerosol spray that is used as a protection device. When used before hands-on defense, there is less risk of injuries to all parties.

Effects of OC? OC affects the skin, face, eyes, and respiratory system and is usually immediately debilitating. This court-defensible deterrent is reliable and has no long-term harmful effects on the recipient. OC is widely accepted as a safe control option for human service personnel. 

 

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Mandatory Security Officer Certification Class for CT Guard Card Saturdays @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the CT mandatory class on Saturday for Security Officer Certification…CT Guard Card.

***This Holiday Season we’re thrilled to give away an 8-class package valued at $825 for one lucky student and that attends a CT Guard Card Class between 11/17/18 the 12-30-18One lucky student will win!! There will be a drawing on 12-31-18 and the winner will be featured on our blog!!!***

The class goes over all the basics about the Security Industry and how to be a Security Officer. It also covers all the laws pertaining to the security industry in CT, all the state laws governing self defense and use of force, and the laws governing citizen’s arrest in Connecticut. We cover the use of force continuum, fire safety, the history of security, work place violence, terrorism, fire safety, communication skills, and many other aspects of the security industry. ***Important Info- I show you where the jobs are and explain how to get them!!!***

We are the best at what we do!!!

 Also, the CT State Police have informed us that there is a state statute that now waives the class for veterans, active military, reserves and national guard. They have also informed us that they will now waive this education course to all retired law enforcement officers. We strongly suggest that if you fall under one of those categories that you call the CSP Special Licensing Unit if you have any specific questions before registering for this course as I want to make it very clear that they will wave this course. I hope all veterans, active military, reserves, national guard, and retired law enforcement understand that you should contact the CSP Special Licensing Unit at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before registering for this course.
*Attention Active Military Personnel and Veterans*
MOS Security Training and Licensing Fee Waiver for qualifying armed forces personnel.
Public Act 14-131: Effective October 1, 2014, military personnel seeking licensure as a security officer in Connecticut may qualify for a waiver of the required security training course and licensing fee.  Please contact the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860- 685-8494 to speak to security licensing personnel for additional information and specific requirements.
Look up Public Act 14-131

The cost is $100

Location: 58 Renshaw Dr East Haven, Ct 06512

 

 

 

Dec
16
Sun
2018
**Connecticut Pistol Permit Carry Certification Course CT. / Multi-State Pistol Permit Certification on Select Days***Hurry Before Permit Price goes up from $70 to $300!!! @ LJB Security Training LLC
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

CT. / Multi-State Pistol Permit Certification – 1 Day

THIS CLASS MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTICUT & FLORIDA (WHICH IS GOOD IN 30+ STATES)!!

Completion of this one-day course of instruction meets or exceeds the training and safety course requirements of the State of Connecticut for all pistol permit applicants.

 

This class teaches safe handling of handguns and other firearms and includes live fire with both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Grey Wolf Consulting instructors are all certified through the NRA or other certifying agencies with extensive firearms training and real life experience.

***IF THE NEW STATE BUDGET PASSES AS IS, THEN THE COST OF PERMIT WILL SKYROCKET FROM $70 TO $300 IF MALLOY HAS HIS WAY!!!!! HURRY AND TAKE THE CLASS BEFORE THE PERMIT COST SKYROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***

The Core Topics Of Instruction Within This Program Include:

  • Basic Pistol (Semi-automatic & Revolver and Other Firearms)
  • Nomenclature, Safety and Handling
  • Basic Ammunition Nomenclature, Handling and Safety
  • Proper and Safe Firearm and Ammunition Storage
  • Basic Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting and Positions
  • Common Range Rules and Commands
  • Recognizing and Addressing Common Pistol Stoppages
  • Care and Maintenance of Semi-Automatic Pistols and Revolvers
  • More.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate or letter of completion, which may be used to apply for a pistol permit within the State of  Connecticut, Florida, and several other States.

State of Connecticut Specific Applicant Information:

Under State of Connecticut Law, applicants for a permit to carry a handgun (Pistol Permit) are required to perform the following steps:

1. Complete an approved firearms safety class (Also known as a Pistol Permit class).

2. Obtain a pistol permit application packet from their local authorities (Typically the Police Dept.).

3. Complete the pistol permit application and assemble the required documentation (Typically a copy of identification, birth certificate, letters of reference, letter or certificate of completion from a firearms instructor) and fingerprints.

4. Submit the required documents and application to the local issuing authority.

5. Submit to a thorough background check is completed. (Under current law, the local authority has 8 weeks to approve or deny the application. If no response is heard after 8 weeks inquire as to the status)

6. If approved, the applicant will receive what is referred to as a “TEMPORARY STATE PISTOL PERMIT”. This temporary pistol permit will NOT allow the purchase of a firearm and more importantly, it maintains a expiration period of 60 days. Therefore it is critical that once this Temporary State Pistol Permit is obtained that the applicant immediately apply to the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in Middletown, CT. to obtain their full State Pistol Permit within this 60 day period to avoid the need to start the entire process over again from the beginning.

7. If for some reason the application is denied, the applicant may appeal such denial to the State of Connecticut Board of Permit Examiners for reconsideration. (Note: By regulation, the applicant has a maximum of 90 days from the date of denial to appeal the decision, afterwards appeal through this board will not be possible.)

We provide the Pistol Course. This DESPP (Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection) which is basically the CT State Police, issued Pistol Permit, is for anyone over the age of 21 and allows for the carry and purchase of handguns, long guns, and ammunition.

The main objective of the Basic Pistol Class is for the student to learn the basic skills, knowledge and attitude to safely handle pistols and revolvers.

Instructors Louis Bonito & Brian S Williams

Class and shooting all done at same day. Shooting will be done at location close to class.

Class Cost $125

The Basic Pistol Class includes classroom training on gun parts and operation, ammunition safety, cleaning, storage, loading and unloading, shooting fundamentals, range safety and pistol sports and activities. Students are then required to demonstrate safe gun handling while completing a live fire exercise on the shooting range.

In addition, we will thoroughly go over the Connecticut permit process so that you can successfully apply for and receive your permit(s).

Residents of Connecticut who wish to purchase, possess and transport pistols and revolvers outside their homes within the State of Connecticut or who wish to carry a handgun on their person for personal protection in the event of a self defense situation must first obtain a CT Permit to Carry Pistol and Revolvers. With this permit you will also be able to purchase rifles, shotguns and ammunition without needing to get another certificate or permit. (Recently passed PA 13-3 requires that after April 1, 2014 any purchaser of a rifle or shotgun hold a Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers, a Handgun Eligibility Certificate or the newly created “Long Gun Eligibility Certificate” Ammunition certificates will be required to purchase ammunition or magazines after October 1st of 2013).

One of the things you must do prior to submitting your application for a CT Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers or a CT Handgun Eligibility Certificate is to successfully complete a course in handgun safety that has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety.

This Class meets this requirement in Connecticut, successful completion of this course also meets the training requirement to apply for Non-Resident Carry Permits in Florida, Maine and several other states.

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Pistol Permit:

Connecticut issues a State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers which allows you to carry a handgun upon your person.

  • Issuing Authority: Connecticut State Police. Apply for your temposrary state permit at your local police department within the town you reside in Connecticut.  Once you receive your temporary permit from the town you must apply for your permanent Connecticut pistol permit from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) in Middletown, CT. If you are a non-resident you must apply directly to the DESPP.
  • NICS check: Yes
  • Permit Valid For: A statewide permit to carry is valid (unless revoked for cause) for five years.
  • Processing Time: The issuing authority has eight weeks to inform the applicant whether his or her application has been approved or denied. An eligibility certificate or permit to carry revocation or refusal to issue or renew may be appealed within 90 days to the Board of Firearm Permit Examiners, State Armory, 505 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106. No fee is charged for this review. A revocation or refusal to issue will be overturned by the Board if “just and proper cause” is found. Either the applicant or the issuing authority may appeal any decision of the Board to the courts
  • Cost: The application fee is $70.00 plus sufficient funds as required to cover the cost of a National Criminal History Records Check.
  • The renewal fee for a carry permit shall be $70.00.

Requirements:
1. Is twenty-one years of age;
2. Is a legal resident of the United States;
3. Has a residence or business in the jurisdiction in which they are applying;
4. Intends to use the handgun for only lawful purposes;

5. Has successfully completed an approved handgun safety course;
6. Has not been convicted of a felony or a violation of;
a. Criminal possession of a narcotic substance;
b. Criminally negligent homicide;
c. Assault in the third degree;
d. Reckless endangerment in the first degree;
e. Unlawful restraint in the second degree;
f. Riot in the first degree;
g. Stalking in the second degree;
7. Has not been convicted as a delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense;
8. Has not been discharged from custody within the preceding twenty years after having been found not guilty of a crime by reason of mental disease or defect;
9. Is not subject to a restraining or protective order issued by a court in a case involving the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person;
10. Is not subject to a firearms seizure order issued for posing a risk of personal injury to self or others after a hearing; or
11. Is not prohibited from possessing a firearm for having been adjudicated as a mentally incompetent under federal law.

Required Documents:
1. Completed application – Call 860-685-8494 to have an application mailed out.
2. Two fingerprint cards
3. Two copies of your birth certificate or passport
4. Firearms training certificate if you are a resident of Connecticut
Renewal Information:

Change of Address:

Must inform the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) in Middletown, CT. within 72 hours.

Automobile carry:
Individuals not licensed to carry handguns in Connecticut may not possess firearms in their vehicles

Places off-limits when carrying:
1. A permit to carry is required to carry a handgun outside one’s home (even though one may still be on his own property) or in any place of business in which one is merely an employee, not an owner or operator. A permit is also required to transport a handgun back and forth between one’s home and place of business, or to and from a range for target shooting.

States that Honor the Connecticut Pistol Permit

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin