Citizen’s Firearm Safety Class


The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office offers a Citizen’s Firearm Safety class for citizens interested in learning basic handgun safety.  This course can be used to fulfill one of the requirements for a Florida concealed weapons permit.  There is a two-hour classroom portion, as well as time on the firearm range.  The time on the firearm range is to practically apply the information learned from the classroom session.  There is no cost  for this class, but you must provide your own handgun and 25 rounds of ammunition.  You can share your handgun if you come with a friend/spouse, but be sure to bring enough ammunition for both.  Upon arrival to the class, leave your unloaded handgun locked in your vehicle.  The instructor will give the procedure on when and how to bring the handgun into the firearm range.


We have eye and ear protection at the range, however it is highly recommended to bring your own.  Please do not wear open toe shoes. If you have already attended this class or have a Firearms Permit, you do not need to attend this class.


The following are the dates for The Citizen’s Firearm Safety Course for 2015:
Please indicate which class you would like to attend (dates) on the application.


2015 Dates for Citizen’s Firearms Safety Course

May 16 ~ This class is not full

September 19

November 14


Please visit back as we are adding additional classes. 

Saturdays only— 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


The name you enter on your application must match your name as it appears on your driver’s license. 


Note: You can use this class certificate towards a concealed weapons permit.


Please submit your application to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office by mail, email or fax:

Training Division C/O Sheryl Kelley

5755 East Milton Rd.

Milton, FL 32583

Fax: (850)983-1238



For more information regarding concealed weapons, please click the link below…