Nebraska CHP Classes

The Nebraska Unicameral passed LB454, creating the Concealed Handgun Permit Act. The law allowing an individual to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun, in accordance with the Act, took effect January 1, 2007.

Applicants must complete an approved handgun training and safety course prior to applying for their permit to carry a concealed handgun.

Combat Ape is approved by the Nebraska State Patrol to teach the required handgun training and safety course.

  • Knowledge of ways to avoid a criminal attack and to defuse or control a violent confrontation;
  • Knowledge and safe handling of a handgun;
  • Knowledge of proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition, including storage practices which would reduce the possibility of accidental injury to a child;
  • Safe handgun shooting fundamentals;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to purchase, ownership, transportation, and possession of handguns;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the use of a handgun, including, but not limited to, use of a handgun for self-defense and laws relating to justifiable homicide and the various degrees of assault;
The course participants will discuss the proper legal, ethical, and moral behavior that those carrying concealed firearms should exhibit.

Applicants must take a written test consisting of a minimum of 30 questions. The Nebraska State Patrol has set a score of 70% as the minimum passing score.

The course participants must also demonstrate competency in handling and shooting a handgun with the respect to the Mimi safety and training requirements. Students shall complete practical exercises which include practice shooting on the range. These exercises will include but are not limited to the following; drawing and firing drills, precision shooting drills, and decision making (shoot-don’t shoot) drills.

The Nebraska State Patrol has set the qualification course for the demonstration of competency. The course shall be 30 rounds with varying distances from 1 yard to 7 yards. The target used shall be the FBI “Q” target.

Participants in the Handgun Training and Safety Course will be allowed three attempts to demonstrate competency, meeting the minimum standards. Students should come prepared to spend the entire eight hours in a classroom or on the range.

Course Details

Course Cost:
$125 payable prior to start of course

Required Equipment:

  • Handgun in safe working condition
  • Two magazines or speed loaders
  • 100 rounds of ammunition, minimum (ammo in the caliber for your handgun)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Holster for your handgun
  • Ball cap or wide-brimmed cap, sun screen, bug spray, water, etc…
  • Driver’s license or Nebraska identification card

Recognition of Concealed Handgun Permits Permits Issued By Other States Which Are Recognized By Nebraska

On August 30, 2009, Nebraska began recognizing CHP permits issued by those states which the Nebraska Attorney General has determined have standards equal to or greater than Nebraska. This recognition extends ONLY to persons who are NOT residents of

Nebraska. This change in the law allows non-resident permit holders from the approved states to carry handguns concealed in Nebraska the same as if they held a Nebraska permit. See our regulations on this web site for restrictions on places that a concealed weapon can be carried.

Approved States

The following states have standards equal to or greater than the standards contained in Nebraska’s statute:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota (class one permit), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and the District of Columbia

Join over 17.25 million people

Despite the expectations of many after the 2016 elections, the number of concealed handgun permits has again increased. In 2018, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 17.25 million – a 273% increase since 2007. 7.14% of American adults have permits.
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