8 Hour MD Handgun Firearm Safety Course and Qualification Course of Fire
The approved MD firearm safety training course is offered by a MD Qualified Handgun Instructor and will include instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate gun safety and Civilian qualification course of fire (COF) proficiency with a minimum score rating of 70%.
Designated certified private law enforcement (security guards, armored car guards, special police, and corrections must shoot a practical police course of at least 50 rounds, from no further than 25 yards with a minimum score of least 70%.
Classes are offered:
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sundays (starts 9am on Saturdays, 10am on Sundays)
Note: Special arrangements for this course are available on Tuesdays
Course Registration and Payment
How to Register
Registration fees are non-refundable. Credit may be applied towards any future course or service of the same value offered by IOTA Firearms and Security Training Academy, Inc., within a 4-month period.
- Register online
- Register by phone, 410-750-3278 or 800-771-4682
- Register by personal check or money order payable to IOTA and mail to: PO Box 120, Woodstock, MD 21163. Mailed payments are to be received 3 days prior to the course date.
We accept all major credit cards.
If you are a Veteran you are exempt from taking this course. You are, however, required to apply and meet the good and substantial reason to apply for a handgun permit.
For details about the MDSP Wear & Carry Permit, WHO should apply and HOW to apply, refer here.