16 Hour MD Handgun Safety Course and Qualification Course of Fire
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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

Part I: Monday, Saturday, and Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Part II: Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Course Registration and Payment
2-Days (includes range access fee)
(Onsite Optional Service) Livescan Fingerprinting, Digital Photo, Computer Application Support, Document Scanning/Upload Services
(Onsite Optional Service) Application Facilitation: 2 Passport Quality Photos, Online Application Access, Document Copying/Scanning Duplication
(Optional Service) Firearm Rental & COF Qualification Ammunition other than Security Professional
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.
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.