Entry Level Shotgun (08E)
This class runs on Saturday evening, after the Firearms class,
from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Range qualification is the next day
beginning at 5:00 p.m.
3 Hours, Total Prepay Cost: $60.00
For more info about prepaying for training, click here.
Shotgun Recertification (08R)
There is now classroom training required for the shotgun
recertification class. This is a change from the previous
requirement! Range qualification is the next day, beginning at
5:00 p.m. unless otherwise advised by the instructor.
Per DCJS regulations, you cannot renew any weapon
certifications more than 90 days before your expiration date. If
you take the class early, you will have to take it again when you're
within that 90 day window.
Don't wait until the last minute to renew your firearms
endorsement! There is no grace period with DCJS for
weapon certifications! If you expire before taking a class,
then you have to take entry level training again. Classes
will be cancelled if minimums are not met - don't let that
cause your card to expire!
3 Hours, Total Cost: $60.00
*NEW!* Now you can pay for class through our site! Fill in the
date of the class you wish to attend, click "Buy Now", and you're
All in-service/renewal classes can also be paid for when you
come to class. For more info about prepaying for training, click
Classroom for shotgun training includes the safe and proper use of a
There is no grace period for shotgun training!
Recertification training for this category must be completed every year
VA DCJS 88-1110
All applications to DCJS must be submitted via the DCJS online
system. For more information on that process, click here.