The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has changed its training requirements for Concealed Handgun Permits. We will accept Internet-based handgun safety courses as long as the instructor has met and worked with the student, face-to-face, to evaluate whether they can safely operate a handgun. Those signing up for NRA online handgun training courses, please be aware that the National Rifle Association currently has no NRA sanctioned online training courses. NRA Instructors are not authorized to create a title of a course which includes “NRA,” “National Rifle Association,” or any other wording that makes a non-NRA course appear to be an NRA course. Starting November 14, 2011, anyone submitting an application that has completed an “NRA” online course will be denied a permit. Those who have already completed an online “NRA” course prior to that date will be grandfathered. If you are unsure whether a class you are considering taking meets the training requirement, please call the Concealed Handgun Permit Specialist at 303-814-7660 prior to registering for the class.