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Yes! The Tennessee Department of Safety has approved this online course, and it's taught by Tennessee-certified instructors.  Both head instructors have been certified, audited, and approved by the state of Tennessee.  Since the beginning of the Online Concealed Carry Permit, we have provided Tennessee's best reviewed course to thousands of students.  Our school is listed on the website as a Concealed Carry Permit Online Class Third Party Vender and an Enhanced Handgun Safety School.  This allows Waypoint Defensive to provide credentialed, quality instruction while being accepted in Tennessee and other states through permit reciprocity. 
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Why Should I Take Your Carry Permit Course?

We let our students and their respective feedback speak for us.  Practically every student that completes out Online Concealed Carry Course to obtain a gun permit has left either a 5-Star or positive review online. Join the thousands who have taken our handgun carry training course (we have a 5 out of 5-star average rating), and after the course, engage with our whole community of supportive members on Facebook you can ask questions and share stories with. They’re a great group of people, many of whom didn’t know a single thing about firearms to begin with.
Our instructors frequently engage with students online and in person through various NRA and USCCA courses while also promoting safe, practical online education sessions.
Remember - it's important to seek education from fully credentialed instructors, vetted by the State of Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  Waypoint Defensive offers Tennessee's BEST online firearm education. 

Why do we offer this course?

The founders of Waypoint Defensive have day jobs. We’re doing just fine. Training people--and those people in turn getting their concealed carry permits from this course--isn’t about us making a money. It’s about sharing our years of combined knowledge and giving back to the community that helped us learn when we were new and embarrassed and had questions we didn’t know where to find the answers to. This course will lead you to getting your permit--which we learned has reciprocity, meaning you can use this permit in almost every other state in the U.S.--is about you. Not us.

As we started teaching, we learned that a majority of our students were bound by life obligations, career schedules, or simply financially constrained.  By creating this course we allow everyone access to education and safety knowledge that makes our culture in this community so much stronger.

We have been very fortunate to receive amazing instruction in firearms and we don't believe price or time should be a barrier to quality instruction.  Our reward is knowing that single parents, busy family members, and hard working citizens have access to the education needed to appropriate defend themselves.


Our course is based on the Tennessee standard curriculum requirements released in January 2020.  Once we reviewed the material, we immediate set forth to exceed expectations with practical, realistic information while also making the presentation understandable.

This course covers the following, so you will have as much knowledge as possible while still taking online 90 minutes!  

Material presented:

1. Firearms Safety Rules

2. Handgun Features and Vocabulary

3. Handgun Uses and Techniques

4. Handgun Knowledge and Skills for Safe Handling

5. Safe Storage of Firearms and Ammunition

6. Safe Transportation and Safe Storage Methods In Vehicles

7. Safe Handgun Cleaning Instruction

8. Current Tennessee Law on Carrying Handguns

9. A Q&A and Additional Tips



Super easy. You can get your concealed carry handgun permit in 3 easy steps! Watch our video course from your mobile device, tablet, or computer anytime. This course can be completed at your own pace!

STEP 1. Complete our online course to obtain your certificate (click below to sign up at our introductory rate).

STEP 2. Take your certificate and valid ID to any local DMV to finish the application and pay permit fees.

STEP 3. Wait for your permit via mail. That’s it! And while your permit is in the mail, join us on Facebook and hang out with the community if you’re feeling sociable. We have some really awesome students there!

All course payments to Waypoint Defensive are non-refundable.

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