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Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Class

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The Official Wisconsin Department of Justice CCW Course

Concealed Carry Weapons 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 in two parts on a Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  (or on occasion on two consecutive evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) 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 illegal for you to bring a firearm into the building.

Basic Handgun Course

The basic Handgun course is the second part of the Conceal Carry Course.  The Basic Handgun Course from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Portage County Law Enforcement Range (3001 Willow Springs Drive, Stevens Point) on the same day as the Saturday class. This class is also taught by deputies who are certified Department of Justice firearms instructors. Topics for this class include shooting stance, grip, sight picture, loading, unloading, malfunctions, and firing. Students will need to bring a firearm and approximately 50 rounds of ammunition for their firearm. The total cost for both courses is $60.00. This is a hands-on outdoor class with live shooting.  Do not remove your weapon from your vehicle until instructed to do so.

 For safety purposes, students can only take the Basic Handgun Course if they attend the morning classroom portion of the course.  Regardless of whether the student has participated in a classroom style Conceal Carry course in the past or not.   

 Directions to Dewey Shooting Range

From Stevens Point 
Take Highway 66 to Torun Rd. Turn left on Torun Rd. and stay on Torun Rd. to Dewey Dr. Turn left on Dewey Dr. Go 1 mile to Willow Spring Dr and turn right into range.

From East
Take Highway 66 to County Hwy Y. Turn right on Y to Dewey Drive. Turn left on Dewey Dr. to Willow Spring Dr. Turn right into range. 

From North
Take County Hwy X to Dewey Dr. Turn left on Dewey Dr. to Willow Spring Dr. Turn left into range.

Dewey Range


Scheduled Classes

May 2, 2020  --- CLASS CANCELLED -- 

    Class: 8:00 am - 12:00 PM 

    Basic Handgun: 1:00 pm - 3:30 PM 

September 19, 2020

    Class: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

     Basic Handgun: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM 


Sheriff's Classes and Events


Click here for a complete list of scheduled Classes and Events at the Sheriff's Office.

 Information and Registration

For more information and to register, call the Portage County Sheriff's Office at 715-346-1466 or e-mail the following information to

  • Full Legal Name with Middle Initial 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Address 
  • Phone number 
  • Indicate if you're participating in classroom only or classroom and range 


Concealed Carry Law Information



Click on this link for more information regarding the concealed carry law and permit process.