Delaware Concealed Carry License Training



This objective of this comprehensive safety course is to provide the student with the knowledge required to safely own, maintain, carry, and shoot a firearm. It is designed to exceed Delaware's training requirements for citizens seeking to apply for their Delaware license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

This course may be delivered in either a virtual (classroom learning conducted via Zoom) or hybrid virtual/in-person format. The live-fire portion of the course is done in-person and may be scheduled either for the same day or for a future date.

Statutory Note

Delaware Patriot Instructors are approved by the Delaware State Attorney General's office and the syllabus for this course is on file. This course exceeds the requirements set forth by Delaware to obtain your licenses to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

Course Description

The State of Delaware requires a training course for Delaware residents who seek to obtain a license to conceal their pistol. This program consists of two classes, scheduled to run on the same day or back-to-back. The first is our Basic Pistol Training Course and the second is our Delaware Patriot Concealed Carry class.

Together, these classes exceed the requirements found in Delaware State Code, Title 11, § 1441(a)(3).

If you're not a Delaware Resident and you're looking to conceal in Delaware, you may take our Multi-State/Non-Delaware Resident Concealed Carry course to apply for your Florida license which has reciprocity in Delaware. These classes run on the same dates as the Delaware Concealed Carry Training.

Prerequisites and Costs

This course assumes that the student has no previous firearms experience.

  • Course Cost: $220 (includes course handbook, materials and handouts, instruction, and court certificate)
  • Range Fees: $10 (paid to the range facility in cash)
  • Loaner Pistol: $50 (Optional: We loan you a pistol and this fee covers the ammunition, targets, and other materials needed for the live-fire exercise)

Discounted Rate: Bookings for groups of 2 or more students reduces the Course Cost to $200 per student!

Special Offer: If you would like the training, documentation, and a course completion certificate for the State of Florida's concealed license (Florida has concealed carry reciprocity with 30 states), you may do so for an additional investment of only $25 when you schedule your Delaware CCDW course.

Course Outline

In additional to covering the material offered in the Basic Pistol Training Course, topics also covered include:

  1. Safe Storage of Firearms and Ammunition and Child Safety
  2. Instruction of Delaware State Law Regarding Purchase, Ownership, Transportation and Use of a Firearm
  3. Instruction of Delaware State Law Pertaining to the Use of Deadly Force for Defense of Self, Others and Home
  4. Confrontation Avoidance and De-escalation
  5. Live Fire Exercise, Expending a Minimum of 100 Rounds of Ammunition
  6. The Delaware CCDW Application Process
  7. Holster Presentation and Tactical Reloading
  8. Personal Protection Considerations at Home and Outside

Required Equipment

  • Quality functional pistol. (Loaners available! $50 fee to cover cost of ammunition and range materials)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Holster and sturdy belt recommended, but not required.
  • Clothing suited to the weather and activity. (No open toed shoes; avoid v-necks, low-cut, and collared shirts)
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate safety glasses, or non-shattering prescription glasses.
  • Earmuffs and/or earplugs (electronic ear protection strongly recommended).

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a notarized certificate of completion suitable to be submitted to the State of Delaware. A short written exam will be presented at the end of the classroom instruction.