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Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) class

The Portage County Sheriff's Office regularly hosts a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) class. The course is taught by Sheriff's Deputies who are certified Department of Justice firearms instructors. This class is the actual Department of Justice CCW class developed specifically for the CCW permit application. These classes are held on a Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon at the Portage County Annex Building, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, in Conference Rooms 1 & 2. Check our Classes and Events page for currently scheduled offerings (

The cost of the class is $40 per student. This is strictly an indoor classroom event. Do not bring a weapon to this class. It is actually illegal for you to bring it into the building.  Students taking the CCW class along with the Basic Handgun safety course will only be charged $60.

For more information and to register, call the Portage County Sheriff's Office at 715-346-1819.

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