CPL Class Preparation Program

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Why a CPL class Preparation Program?   


1. Responsibility - The applicant is accepting the responsibility and liability that is attached to the CPL.


2. No standardized written test:  The state of Michigan does not require or supply instructors with a firearms law written test. Therefore under that process there is no way to measure the knowledge of the applicant.  With the CPL Preparation Program  we can measure the applicants knowledge and the ability to apply that to CPL laws.  


3. Little to no prior training:  Most people come to class with little or no prior training regarding the CPL and use deadly force in self defense.


4. The preparation programs will extend the training time up to to 12 hours without increasing costs: When you consider the responsibility involved, 8 hours is not much time. 

5. Convenient format: The on line academic programs can be completed from the convince of your computer and are included in the price of the class.


6. There are two on line computer based programs (accessed by the user as part of the registration process)

1. The Academic HeadStart Preparation Program long version (The recommended program) 

 This contains the complete CPL course and supplemental documents along with a two part test the CPL holder should know to own and carry a handgun.

        (1)  a 45 question firearms law and legal liability test

         (2)  a  15 question handgun safety and operation written test


2.  The "QuickReview" Academic program :  This program consists of PowerPoint, videos and PDF documents and does not include a review test. The Quick Review is designed for those that do not have the time for the complete course.


Preparation course outline:


Preparing the way forward for the Michigan CPL applicant

The course is designed to present all class material in one location with easy to use formats that will encourage student study participation.

Class preparation contents include:

Class legal information overview slide presentation

CCW Class Firearms Law and Legal videos

Handgun operation and Range Preparation videos

Our CPL Class study guide Manual 07-2018

Firearms Laws of Michigan Manual - 2018 edition

Learn how to use the manual to the benefit of your CPL firearms knowledge

Training Support Documents

Legal and CPL update resources with registration links

Learn how to find and use “the most used sources of update information”

See 11 Legal updates listed by the date issued.


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