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4 Hour (OPOTA)
Annual Qualification Course

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The cost for the 4 hour program is $100 if paid online 24 hours prior to the day of the class or $125 cash on the day of the course.

*$50.00 of the course fee is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation or no-show.

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4 Hour (OPOTA) Renewal Course Info:

This 4 hour Ohio Armed Security Training course fulfills all state requirements to renew your OPOTC Private Security Firearms Certificate. In order to pass this course, students must be able to demonstrate the following as mandated by Ohio law:

  • Basic marksmanship
  • Handling firearms properly.
  • Range safety, including how to properly load & unload a handgun.
  • Ability to explain how to handle ammunition safely.
  • Ability to explain proper storage practices of of both handguns and ammunition.
  • Ability to to explain the rules of safe handling of a handgun.

Along with the skills above, students in this 4 hour OPOTA class will be taught the principles of Ohio CHL Law (Concealed Handgun License Law).

*This course is only for individuals who have previously passed a 20 hour OPOTA course at this or any other OPOTA approved training academy.

4 Hr OPOTA Renewal Class Requirements:

  • Absolutely no ammunition is allowed in the classroom at any time.  Please leave  all ammunition in your vehicle
  • Ball caps optional
  • Handgun & 100 rounds of ammunition (Action Defense will provide a rental  firearm for a nominal charge & also has ammunition for purchase)
  • Eye and ear protection (Provided for free if needed)
  • Photo ID (driver license, state-issued ID, or passport)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must not be under indictment or been convicted of a felony in the U.S. or elsewhere
  • Must not be convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Not under court order (i.e. order of protection, harassment, etc.)
  • Must not be a fugitive from justice
  • Must not be a user of or addicted to any controlled substance
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces
  • Have never renounced U.S. citizenship
  • Do not suffer from mental illness and have not been adjudicated mentally  incompetent or committed to a mental institution

What to bring:

  1. Revolver or Semi-auto Pistol: 9mm, 10mm, 40cal, 45cal, .38special
  2. Minimum 50 rounds of ammunition.
  3. Eye & ear protection.
  4. Lunch/Snacks/Drinks.
  5. *Handgun & ammo is available for an additional $50.

Important Info:

  1. Do not bring loaded firearm into the training academy. Keep ammunition locked in your vehicle and only bring your secured unloaded handgun into the classroom.

What you will receive:

Upon the successful completion of this 4 HR OPOTA Renewal Class you will received a signed Certificate of Completion by an Ohio Police Officers Training Commission (OPOTC) Certified Instructor at Bee-Safe.

Ohio Requirements for Armed Security

In strict compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4749.10, mandated by the State of Ohio Attorney General, states:

  • that any individual desiring work as an armed uniformed private security officer must successfully complete a basic firearm training program at a training school approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission,
  • which includes twenty hours of training in handgun use.
  • this course consists of  classroom training where Student Performance Objectives (SPOs) regarding the use of force, firearm safety and range safety rules are taught and tested.
  • the classroom portion also includes basic fundamentals of pistol craft, firearm nomenclature, fight-or-flight response and how it affects you physically and mentally and other aspects of carrying and using a firearm.
  • the range portion consists of holster drills, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger press and much more,
  • also included during range portion is live fire training and completing the SPOs to demonstrate firearms proficiency.

FAQs

What to bring:

  1. Handgun of any caliber.
  2. Minimum 50 rounds of ammunition.
  3. Eye & ear protection.
  4. Lunch/Snacks/Drinks.
  5. *Handgun & ammo is available for an additional $50.

Important Info:

  1. Do not bring loaded firearm into the training academy. Keep ammunition locked in your vehicle and only bring your secured unloaded handgun into the classroom. Bee-Safe’s Ohio Armed Security Training Course / 4 Hour OPOTA will re-qualify students to worked in armed private security

What to expect during a 4 Hour OPOTA Renewal Course?

Bee Safe is proud to serve the Northwest Ohio community in part by offering affordable firearm courses. When you come to our Training Academy on the day of the course you should arrive on time. If you did not register online you must must bring cash. Please do not bring loaded firearms or ammunition into the classroom. Ammunition must be left in your vehicle! 

You may bring your unloaded firearm into the classroom in a secured case.

The 4 Hr OPOTC renewal class will begin with a short video introduction and the instructor will proceed with the syllabus.

Once range time has ended the instructor will sign the 4 Hour OPOTA renewal certificates.

Can I use a .22 caliber handgun at the shooting range?

No, .22 caliber handguns are not permitted for use in the 4 Hour OPOTA Course.

Can I use an AR-15 Pistol at the shooting range?

No, AR-15 pistols are not permitted for use in the 4 Hour OPOTA Renewal Course as mandated by Ohio Law.

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17 Findlay St.,
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419-318-7233
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