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Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) concealed weapons qualifications are provided through CJSI-VA (DCJS #88-1503). Qualifications are by appointment only. Call 757-872-4132 for more information.

Any student needing additional copies of completion forms and certificates will be charged $10 per class.

At CJSI-VA, classroom instruction includes fingerprints and photo. This will be completed during the class. Individuals not taking class with us will be charged $10 for fingerprints and $10 for photo. Call 757-872-4132 to set up an appointment.

Range fees are included in the cost of all firearms training.  Student firearm rentals are available for $5.00 per gun.

Any student wishing to qualify with more than one handgun will be charged an additional $20 per handgun.

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Off-Site Training
CJSI-VA can also train your personnel at your location for a nominal fee.  A minimum number of students and a minimum eight day notification prior to the class is required.  Please contact us for details.

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Eligibility Requirements
  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Successful completion of all initial training requirements for each registration category, including a firearms endorsement if applicable.
  3. Must be United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.
Registration Steps
  1. Apply online at https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/licensure-and-regulatory-affairs/online-regulatory-licensing , and pay applicable non-refundable fees. NOTE: A Criminal History Processing form is part of the on-line initial application. There is a separate processing fee that will be reflected on your invoice.
  2. Schedule an appointment for fingerprints. Schedule an appointment at www.fieldprintvirginia.com or call 877-614-4364. DCJS will automatically be notified once you have been fingerprinted.
Additional On-line Applications
  1. Those who will have access to a firearm must complete the requirements for a Firearms Endorsement. For more information: Firearms Endorsement
  2. Individuals already registered with DCJS who wish to add categories to his/her current registration must:
  • Complete the requirements for an Additional Registration Category.
  • Successfully complete all initial training requirements for each additional registration category.
  • The Additional Registration Category list can be found at www.dcjs.virginia.gov/online.
  1. Current registered individual who have lost their registration card may apply for a replacement one at www.dcjs.virginia.gov/online, and pay the applicable replacement fee.
  2. Individuals convicted or found guilty of a felony or misdemeanor (not to include minor traffic violations) in Virginia or any other jurisdiction to include military court martial or currently under protective orders must submit a Criminal History Supplemental Form. For more information, view the Criminal History page)
  3. Certain training exemptions may be granted for required training courses. Refer to the Regulations related to the area of interest to check the eligibility for a training exemption.
  • Private Security Services
  • Entry Level Training Exemption 6VAC20-174-190
  • In-service Training Exemption 6VAC20-174-200
  • Prior Firearms Training Exemption 6VAC20-174-350
NOTE: You may be eligible to waive a portion of your entry-level training if you have completed certain private security services training or if you are a qualified law enforcement officer.
  • Special Conservators of the Peace
  • Entry Level Training Exemption 6VAC20-230-230
  • In-service Training Exemption 6VAC20-230-240
  • Prior Firearms Training Exemption 6VAC20-230-250
  • Bail Bondsmen
  • Prior Firearms Training Exemption 6VAC20-250-200
  • Bail Enforcement Agents
  • Entry Level Training Exemption 6VAC20-260-150
  • In-service Training Exemption 6VAC20-260-160
  • Prior Firearms Training Exemption 6VAC20-260-170
Before a registration will be issued, individuals must complete all required training for each category of their registration.