WA I-1639 Firearm Safety Training Certification

This course not only meets, but far exceeds, the state mandated training requirements as prescribed in Washington Initiative 1639.


  • Basic Firearm Safety & Safe Gun Handling
  • Firearms & Children
  • ​Suicide Prevention
  • Secure Storage of Firearms
  • State & Federal Firearm Laws
  • Prohibited Persons
  • Applying for Oregon & WA CCW Permits


FYI:  In addition to offering I-1639 Firearm Safety Training as a stand alone course, the I-1639 training certification is also included as part of our Multi-State CCW Permit courses at no additional fee (please click here for more information about our Multi-State CCW courses).


In 2018, the voters of Washington State approved WA Initiative 1639 which, among other things, requires the successful completion of an approved firearm safety training course by all residents wanting to purchase ANY semi-automatic rifle (including rifles like the Ruger 10/22).  If you would like to read a summary of I-1639 prepared by Washington Policy Center please click here, or if you would like to read the full text of the initiative please click here. 

Kaery Concealed has designed I-1639 Firearm Safety Training as a special course to not only meet, but far exceed the new requirements that are mandated by the initiative.  In addition to exceeding the firearm safety training requirements outlined in Initiative-1639, we have designed this course to meet the requirements for obtaining an Oregon CHL (concealed handgun license – which is the same as a concealed carry weapons permit, or a CWP-concealed weapons permit, or a CPL-concealed pistol license, etc).

No live-fire and no test required during this course.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be issued a full-size proof of training certificate that satisfies I-1639 requirements.  As a courtesy, we also give our students a wallet size proof of training certificate printed on a rigid, durable 30MIL PVC card (think Costco card) that contains their name and course date.

Is I-1639 here to stay or will it be overturned in the courts?  Although most responsible firearm owners are sickened by the passing of this severely restrictive initiative, the National Rifle Association is advising Washington residents to prepare to live with the initiative for a minimum of five years while some of the laws enacted by the initiative are challenged through the courts.  Most legal experts maintain that although a few sections of the initiative may be thrown out, the majority of the sections will remain part of WA law — particularly the training requirement addressed by courses such as this.

This course is a terrific opportunity for responsible citizens who would like more information about I-1639 and how it will impact their future.

This course is also an approved training course for those desiring to obtain an Oregon Concealed Carry Permit.

Why would someone want an Oregon CCW permit?  Great question!  Oregon only accepts their own permit which means they do not honor carry permits from other states so individuals desiring to travel to or through Oregon with a concealed firearm (on their person or in their vehicle) will need a valid Oregon CCW.

Because we are the first training academy in our area to offer an I-1639 compliant course, we strongly encourage signing up for the course well in advance as these classes have been filling up long before the class date.

Pay once and train as often as you like for free!  As with all Kaery Concealed courses, in addition to offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee (or your money back), refresher courses are free. Our customers love this benefit of training with us — but it is particularly applicable for this course because it will save you money in the years to come!  Why?  Because the text of I-1639 states that this training course must be repeated every 5 years — which means if you take the course through Kaery Concealed, you will pay for the course one time and you will be able to retake the course at no charge.

These courses fill quickly, so don’t delay — sign up today and join the hundreds of responsible citizens that have trained with Kaery Concealed and gained the confidence, empowerment and freedom that comes from having the knowledge and skills to safely, legally, and effectively handle firearms.

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