Online Delaware/Florida Concealed Carry Course



The 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.

Delaware Patriot's Online Concealed Carry Course allows you to complete the classroom portion of the course asynchronously at your own pace. When you complete the online portion, your course will conclude with an in-person review, live-fire exercise, and evaluation with a certified instructor.

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.

Online Learning Note

The classroom portion of this course is taken through our online learning portal, and facilitates easy-to-comprehend learning materials through a blend of text, videos, and images. Learning is asynchronous, so you complete the material at your own pace. Brief quizzes are administered as your progress through the lessons, so the material is fresh in your mind. Once you complete the online class, your course will conclude with an in-person appointment where a certified firearms instructor will conduct the hands-on training and live-fire exercise.

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 a comprehensive curriculum that assumes no experience on the part of the student. We introduce firearms safety topics, the fundamentals of shooting, and cover Delaware laws pertaining to the possession of a concealed weapon and the use of force in defense of self and others. If you are not a Delaware resident but wish to carry in Delaware, you may register for this course and request the Florida non-resident license documentation and certificate only. The Florida non-resident license has reciprocity with Delaware and is the perfect way for non-Delawareans to conceal in Delaware.

This class exceeds the requirements found in Delaware State Code, Title 11, § 1441(a)(3).

Prerequisites and Costs

This course assumes that the student has no previous firearms experience. Included in the cost: email and phone support for any questions you may have pertaining to applying for your license -- we are here to assist you through the entire licensing process!

  • Course Cost: $220
  • Range Fees: $0 - $25 (paid to the range facility in cash - cost depends on range availability)
  • Loaner Pistol Supply Fee: $50 (Optional: If you don't own a firearm, we have a selection of loaner pistols! Fee covers all supplies/ammunition.)

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

Topics covered include:

  1. Firearms Safety and Safe Handling
  2. Safe Storage of Firearms and Ammunition and Child Safety
  3. The Fundementals of Pistol Shooting
  4. Pistol and Ammunition Function and Nomenclature
  5. Pistol Shooting Sports and Activities
  6. Instruction of Delaware State Law Regarding Purchase, Ownership, Transportation and Use of a Firearm
  7. Instruction of Delaware State Law Pertaining to the Use of Deadly Force for Defense of Self, Others and Home
  8. Confrontation Avoidance and De-escalation
  9. Live Fire Exercise, Expending a Minimum of 100 Rounds of Ammunition
  10. The Delaware CCDW Application Process
  11. Personal Protection Considerations Inside and Outside of the Home

Required Equipment

  • Quality functional pistol. (Loaners available! $50 fee to cover cost of ammunition and range materials)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • 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

Successful completion of the course requires passing grades on the quizzes presented during your online training. Upon completion of the online learning portion, you will be scheduled for your hands-on training and live-fire exercise. Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a notarized certificate of completion suitable to be submitted to the State of Delaware.