Certifications Obtained Through This Course
- Maine Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) Handgun Safety (HGS)
Legal Heat, the Nation’s largest concealed firearm training firm, has brought its industry leading training online with this Maine Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) Course. This single, entirely online, course will satisfy all of the necessary training requirements in order to apply for your Maine Permit. Specifically, this course has been approved to meet the mandatory handgun safety training requirements under Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 25, § 2003.
Simply take the course, print your certificate, and follow the instructions we provide to apply for your permit.
This course is available for both residents of Maine and residents of any other state. The permit is available to anyone over the age of 18.
Some of the most commonly asked questions are included below. Please read through them and, when you are ready, click “Buy Now” to get started.
1. Eligibility to Obtain Maine Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP)
2. Do I Receive My Permit(s) At The Class?
No, Legal Heat is a training organization that provides the requisite training course, we do not issue permits. Only the government can issue permits. At the conclusion of the course you will be provided with all the materials and/or information needed to obtain your permit. This includes a certificate of completion showing you have completed the course.
In most states permits are applied for at the local level (Sheriff or courthouse), but in some states you can simply mail in your application to the state and your permit will be mailed back to you. Depending on your jurisdiction, this process can be as quick as a few days or as long as 90 days. Your instructor will provide you with all the information regarding the application process at your course.
3. Are Online Classes Good Enough?
Within the firearm industry, there is a lot of debate about what constitutes enough training to prepare someone for carrying a concealed firearm. Throughout the United States, Legal Heat teaches nearly 100 different in-person concealed firearm permit courses each month. These courses will range from 4 hours in length to over 3 days in duration, depending on the state laws where we operate. Legal Heat’s position on what constitutes enough training is that there is never enough training.
We encourage all of our students, whether in-person or online, to continue their firearm safety and functionality training for their entire lifetime. However, when it comes to qualifying someone to exercise their inalienable right to carry a firearm for self-protection, we are not going to force anyone to do anything more than state law requires. If your state requires a 16-hour in-person training course (like Illinois), then we are going to offer the absolute best 16-hour course in the industry. If other states (such as Virginia, Idaho or Iowa) only require completion of an online training course, then we will offer the best online training course possible. We are here to encourage people to exercise their rights, not to dissuade them from doing so.
This course has been designed by attorneys, professional firearm instructors, college professors, and graphic designers. Make no mistake, this is the finest online training course on the market.
Once you complete your online training course we hope to see you in one of our hundreds of in-person training courses as you continue your firearm training education.
4. How Do I Begin My Online Class?
Simple. All you need to do is click BUY NOW and you will be guided through the simple purchase process. Once you complete your purchase you will see a "begin course" button which you can simply click to begin. If you are not ready to begin the course at that time don't worry, you will also receive an automated email with a link to begin your course. If you do not receive an email or have trouble accessing it, you can also return to your user profile ("My Account") and click on "My Courses".
5. What can I expect to learn during this class?
Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are not just highly experienced, but genuinely friendly and enjoy teaching everyone from new to seasoned shooters. They are among the best in the industry. Whether you’ve never touched a gun, or you’ve been shooting most of your life, you will enjoy this fun, non-intimidating, truly engaging class.
Here are some of the topics we cover:
- Firearm safety
- Parts and operation
- Shooting fundamentals
- Care and storage (guns and ammo)
- Maintenance & cleaning
- Range rules
- Vehicle transport (local and interstate)
- Airplane transport
- Purchase and transfer
- Police encounters
- Duty to inform
- Open carry vs. concealed carry
- Concealed carry techniques
- Perceived threat reaction
- Avoiding confrontation (situational awareness)
- Escalation of force
- Deadly force
- State and Federal law
- Castle doctrine (defense of habitation)
- Stand your ground vs. duty to retreat
- Imminence and reasonableness
- Physical, emotional, legal and financial ramifications
- Suicide Prevention
- And more
6. Who is Legal Heat?
Legal Heat was founded in 2006 and has since helped over 200,000 students become qualified to receive concealed carry permits, doing so in a non-intimidating and entertaining manner. To ensure that students receive high-quality firearms education, Legal Heat uses a specialized curriculum developed by firearms law attorneys who also serve as firearms instructors. Legal Heat’s 60+ instructors are certified by the NRA, USCAA, Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, Law Enforcement Agencies, and other states including Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, and more.
Legal Heat’s instructors’ collective resume’s include legal experience as attorneys and prosecutors, multiple law enforcement agencies, (FBI, SWAT, DEA) all branches of the US military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines & Coast Guard including service in Special Forces), executive protection, bail bond recovery agents and nationally competitive shooters in USPSA, IDPA, 3-Gun, NRA and other competitions. All of our instructors share or collective passion for teaching and bringing new people into the family of responsible firearms owners.
Legal Heat holds concealed carry classes and firearms training classes in 150+ locations in over 35+ states in partnership with great retailers like Sportsman’s Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, North 40, CAL Ranch, Scheel’s, and others.
In 2019, in response to consumer demand, Legal Heat began offering online training in addition to our industry-leading instructor-led training.
Legal Heat produces the “50 State Guide to Firearm Laws and Regulations” book and Legal Heat App. It is the only App featuring comprehensive carry law summaries written by attorneys. This App is a must-have for every firearm owner in the United States. You may find the App in the App Store and Google Play.
The Legal Heat App is recommended by:
- U.S. Concealed Carry Association
- Massad Ayoob
- ITS Tactical
- and over 300,000 users with great reviews!
The Legal Heat App provides:
- The most current law updates in the industry
- Concealed carry laws
- Open carry laws
- Easy navigation
- Reciprocity maps
- Firearm transport laws
- Video illustrations