Updates relevant to CCW holders and applicants
Occasionally there are local procedural updates regarding CCW training. When those might affect you we'll post them here.
After the Fire
Many with home addresses in Paradise and Magalia are currently living elsewhere as a result of the 2018 Camp Fire. This includes other counties. If you're in this situation, contact the BCSO to discuss how to proceed. They are taking each such renewal application on a case-by-case basis.
New CCW License Application and Renewal Process
BCSO began using Permitium in July 2, 2018 so you now can go online at any time of day to digitally fill in and submit your application. According to the BCSO website they are no longer accepting paper-based applications.
This new process applies to both first time and renewing CCW applications. First time applicants still must visit BCSO in person to be fingerprinted ("LiveScan") and photographed. This process does not alter the thorough background check for new applicants.
A majority, but not all, of the Sheriff's Offices in California now use this process to reduce the need for applicants to make multiple trips in to BCSO, to speed the process of receiving and renewing CCW licenses, and to save staff time and resources.
NOTE: if you need help (e.g., shaky computer skills? No scanner?) you can contact Black Oak Training for a coaching session in how to fill your application and submit it with the required documentation. Such sessions must be by appointment and at our location. (Because we don't want to now be awash in such requests we're charging $20 for our time. No amount of computer coaching, however, can guarantee that your application will be accepted.)
Use of marijuana and derivatives
Both Butte County and Tehama County have firm policies regarding the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana or its deriviative forms with regard to CCWs. BCSO puts the policy this way, and you can read this as identical to TCSO's policy:
If you have questions about any of this or are unsure about how to access the application, feel free to contact us. If we don't have answers, we'll get them.