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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Basic Firearms Safety Center for Maritime Training - Basic Firearms Safety

The MMA Small Arms Training Staff
Course Schedule

The Basic Firearms Safety Training Program conducted by the Center for Maritime and Professional Training began in the Spring of 2009 as a proactive measure to impart our students with a basic knowledge and proficiency in the use of firearms.  This pilot program evolved into a course that would satisfy the training requirements for licensure to carry (FID/Class A/Class B) in the State of Massachusetts.

Currently, the Center for Maritime and Professional Training offers the NRA Home Firearms Safety Course, which is also approved by the Massachusetts State Police as a Basic Firearms Safety Course. All of our instructors are approved by the National Rifle Association and by the Massachusetts State Police for this course.

This course satisfies the training requirements, only, for firearms licensure in the State of Massachusetts.  A course participant will need to bring their certificate of course completion to the Police Department of the town in which they reside and follow an application process which also includes a comprehensive background investigation to determine suitability/eligibility for a license to carry firearms.  Certain backgrounds/conditions may preclude an individual from a license to carry firearms, thus it is advised to view the following websites for more information:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Firearms Registration and Laws

Gun Owner's Action League (GOAL)

About Our Course
The goal of the Basic/Home Firearms Safety Course is to teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms in the home.
In this course, students will receive the NRA's Home Firearm Safety handbook, pamphlets on safety and terminology, and lessons on the rules of safe gun handling, identifying and unloading various firearms, ammunition, cleaning, and storage. Students will also get hands-on experience with the most common types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. In order to satisfy the additional training requirements particular to the State of Massachusetts, Massachusetts laws pertaining to permit application, firearms storage and transportation rules will also be covered. The class generally runs for six hours, and is usually run over the course of two, consecutive evenings.

Program Cost: $80.00


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After you click on the "Register & Pay Online for Continuing Education Classes" link, You will need to enter a search term in the "Search For (Key Word) field.   Use: Firearms

Contact the Center for Maritime and Professional Training at (508) 830-5005, or email us for registration assistance.

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