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Alternate and Concealed Carry Training Program

5 Training Days


The ACCTP will be designed for federal, state and local law enforcement officers, uniformed or plain clothes, who carry a concealed firearm on and/or off duty. The program is intended to provide information on weapon selection, carry position options and an overview of common holster types currently on the market. Students will participate in numerous drills including alternate engagement techniques that will address dealing with limited mobility in close quarter situations such as vehicles and other seated positions. Other topics will include reduced light environments, transition options after making initial contact with the suspect as well as post incident considerations.



  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
  2. Must be in good physical condition

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Firearms Safety Rules & Regulations
  • Alternate Concealed Carry

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to or telephone 912-267-3344. 

State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info