CHL Course

The online Oregon Concealed Handgun License (CHL) handgun safety training program, offered by the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, promotes gun safety while supporting sheriff’s offices. OSSA and Oregon sheriffs believe in, and take an oath to uphold, the Constitutions of the State of Oregon and the United States of America. This includes supporting your statutory right to apply for a concealed handgun license. We believe that your sheriff, as your elected chief law enforcement officer of the county, is the best suited for this training. Furthermore, sheriffs support the constitutional right of all law abiding citizens to bear arms as long as it is done so in a safe and responsible manner.

Completion of this training satisfies the Oregon educational requirement for handgun safety training to obtain your concealed handgun license. In ORS 166.291, you will find the complete criteria you must meet to obtain your concealed handgun license. After you complete the course and obtain your certificate, you must apply for a CHL License with the county in which you reside.


Your membership or sponsorship with the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association provides the means for OSSA to continue supporting Oregon's 36 elected sheriffs and their offices through leadership development, training opportunities, and much more.
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