Concealed Handgun License-Oregon- (CHL-OR) This course meets and exceeds the required elements to obtain a certificate of completion in order to obtain a Concealed Handgun License in the State of Oregon. This course is 5 hours in a classroom environment with an optional (recommended) live fire addition of 2.5 hours as described below.
Oregon does not recognize CHL's from any other state. This course is taught in a classroom and will focus on several items including but not limited to:
It is important that each student understands that this course alone in no way fully prepares them for all of the possibilities they may encounter that may require the justified use of deadly physical force. The CHL classes are not designed to replace or supersede real, practical defensive handgun training; specifically, live fire training. At 540 Tactical we are not simply certificate signers. There are many places to obtain a basic certificate in order to fulfill the requirement to obtain a CHL. However, there are far fewer places that actually prepare their students in a meaningful way to prevail in a life threatening encounter. While not mandatory, we feel strongly that all students taking this course should also register for for the Live Fire addition.
By design, it is typically offered at the end of each CHL class. Attending the Live Fire course is a good start to developing the safe, practical and proven defensive handgun skills and mind-set necessary to prevail in a life threatening encounter. In fact, we feel so strongly about this that we will waive the course fee for the Live Fire course if you do not see its value after completing the course.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued a certificate of completion and can then apply for your CHL at the county sheriff's office. Some counties utilize online systems and each county uses its own form. Once you submit the completed application form, two forms of identification (one must have a photo), your firearms training certificate and the permit fee you will either receive your permit or a denial letter within 45 days. Your CHL must be renewed every 4 years but you will not need to retake this course.
In addition to completing this course, in order to be eligible to obtain a CHL in Oregon you must meet the following additional requirements: