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Concealed Carry for Women: An Online Course

Concealed carry is just as easy as carrying your gun, right? Actually, it is so much more complicated! You have made the decision to move from being a gun owner to being a concealed carrier. This is a BIG DEAL. I can’t tell you how excited I am about Concealed Carry for Women: An Online Course! Not only do I love teaching passionate women about the proper use and concealment of firearms, but I was able to create this course with the help of another passionate woman, my daughter.

There are so many things you need to know about concealed carry and I am here to help! Of course, you are going to have to do some research, try some products, train, and practice to get to a comfortable place as a concealed carrier. But, this course will help you start your journey with a great base of knowledge along with some proven tips and tricks you will need to be a confident concealed carrying woman!

I created this course to help women understand what it means to carry concealed and to do it responsibly and safely. There is so much to learn it can be rather intimidating and overwhelming. I know the struggle and I know how hard it is to find accurate and trustworthy information and training, never mind, finding it geared specifically for women.

I and the amazing staff here at The Well Armed Woman spend everyday teaching and helping women to become Educated, Equipped and Empowered as concealed carrying women, it only made sense to pull all of our expertise and experience together to create this course.

Is Concealed Carry for Women for Me?

Ask yourself a few questions: Do I know everything I want to know about concealed carry? Am I new to this lifestyle and can I use some guidance? Am I overwhelmed with the amount of information (both good and bad) online? Do I carry in the most comfortable way that I can? Am I confident in my ability to conceal my gun AND get to it if needed? If you need some guidance in your journey, if you’re new to concealed carry or gun ownership in general, or you have experience as a concealed carrier but you still haven’t found what works, this is for you!

Learn about holsters, drawing from concealment, how to dress, and get tips and tricks to make your experience better in the comfort of your own home. My daughter and I did our best to gather and discuss information in a way that was conversational and not intimidating. You can learn so much about concealed carry for women from the comfort of your own home.

The total course time is 3 hours and 50 minutes –  that is a lot of information! But don’t worry you do not have to do it all at once! It is broken down into lessons and topics which allow you to take it at your own pace. You get full access to this course for a year from your purchase date, so you can rewatch any section as many times as you would like during this time.

What will you learn from this course?

  • What is Concealed Carry?
  • Concealed Carry Mindset and Concealed Carry Confidence
  • A Woman’s Personal Concealed Carry System and Best Carry Locations
  • Drawing from Concealment
  • Holsters for Women
  • Dressing for Concealed Carry
  • Concealed Carry Laws & Concealed Carry Insurance
  • Training & Practice


*This course does not certify you to carry your gun nor does it supply you with a concealed carry license. You must abide by all local and state laws. 

Final Thoughts

I want you to be the best self-protector you can be. I bring together all the information I thought you would need to start concealed carrying with confidence. Please don’t misunderstand, it will take time for you to feel totally comfortable with this new responsibility but this course will give you the tools and instruction you need to get started. After you finish this course, you will have a better idea of what to look for in a holster and clothing, what laws you need to keep up on, how to practice in a meaningful way, and what you need to do to progress as a concealed carrier. I am so excited to help you along this journey and I cannot wait to see all of you become the confident and capable self-protectors I know you can be!

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37 thoughts on “Concealed Carry for Women: An Online Course

  1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

    Hi Shirley, I try to keep up with the comments, but obviously I haven’t done a very good job at it 🙂 We get a ton (thousands) of spam comments and they really clog up the comment list. I do apologize!! Email Christine at and we will see what we can do for you. Carrie

  2. Phyllis Delia says:

    Is there an online refresher course for someone who already has a CC license? I’ve had a license since 1998 and I used to be a good target shooter. However, until recently, I haven’t shot any firearm for about 10 years, for various reasons. I haven’t actually Carried either, for various reasons. The neighborhood I live in isn’t the greatest and with all the crime and drugs happening lately, I’d like to feel comfortable with carrying my gun and adequately prepared to protect myself and family if needed. (I’m also a senior on a fixed income, so I’m hoping the courses aren’t too expensive, or at least have a senior discount)

  3. Nancy Jo says:

    Is a certificate issued at the completion of the course? I’ve had my Pennsylvania CCL, since the early 1990’s. I live in the central part of the state (approximately 50 miles north of Harrisburg). The closest indoor handgun ranges are 50 miles away to both the north and south of my home. Can you suggest an instructor in my area?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Nancy,
      No, this course is for educational purposes only and does not certify you to be a concealed carrier. You can try our Instructor finder to find a TWAW certified instructor near you. TWAW Instructor Finder

  4. Ann says:

    I would like this course as a Christmas present. How would I tell my family to register me? Is there a gift certificate or would they just put my name as the student. Also from time of registration/ purchase is there a certain amount of time to sign into the course since Christmas is a month away ?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Ann,
      I would recommend they get you a gift certificate in the amount of the course. Then, you can use that to purchase the course, and that way it will be registered to your account. Once you are enrolled, you have a year to access the course whenever you want. We hope you enjoy it! Happy Holidays!

  5. Chris says:

    Can I watch the course, or parts of it, more than once if I want to go back and review something?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Chris,
      You sure can! You can rewatch any area of the course as many times as you want.

  6. Rachel says:

    Does this online course have closed captions?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Rachel,
      Right now it doesn’t, but it has a full course hand out with everything that is covered in the course.

  7. Kim Briggs says:

    Can we watch the course as many times as we want? I like to go back and rewatch courses.

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Kim,
      You sure can! You can rewatch any area of the course as many times as you want.

      1. Marcia Murphy says:

        Can I use the online course to apply for my Michigan concealed carry permit?

        1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

          Hi Marcia,
          The online course is for personal educational purposes only. It will help you learn more about the subject but will not be a pre-requisite to get your permit. You will have to check with your local jurisdiction to find out what you need to do prior to applying for your CC Permit. Thank you!

  8. Pamela says:

    Once I buy the self paced course, can I rematch it again for free?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Pamela,

      You sure can! You can rewatch any area of the course as many times as you want. You have access to the course for a full year from the purchase date.

  9. Andrea says:

    If I purchase the course will I be able to keep and save the lessons or will they be deleted once the lesson has been completed?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Andrea,
      You can rewatch any area of the course as many times as you want! You have access to the course for a full year from the purchase date.

  10. Kara Kellogg says:

    I am waiting to renew my lapsed permit, but this is being held up by Covid 19. If I enroll, can I do the training now, and then review it again to refresh my knowledge when I get my license? In other words, will my access to the training be indefinite? If not, when will this training be offered again?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Kara,
      This course is all pre-recorded so you can watch it on your own time. You will have full access to all the lessons for a year from the purchase date so you can rewatch anytime during that year.

  11. Carmen says:

    I live in Miami, Florida. Once I complete this course, will I be able to carry? Do you get a certificate when completing the class?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Carmen,

      This course is educational only. Once completing, it does not grant you a concealed carry permit – you will have to apply for one according to the requirements of your local jurisdiction. Thanks for the question!

  12. Lynne says:

    Does the link expire after a certain amount of time? Just trying to be sure I schedule a time to watch it once I pay for it. Thanks for providing this opportunity to watch from a home setting at our own pace!

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Lynne,

      You can rewatch any area of the course as many times as you want! You have access to the course for a full year from the purchase date.

  13. Joan says:

    When I first got my conceal permit my next thought was “well now what?!” I made the mistake of joining the NRA, thinking I would find great information there. Girl! Was I wrong! Just politics, not the help I needed. Then I stumbled across TWAW! If you want to learn Carrie has all the information you can possibly want! She understands your concerns and knows how to teach as well. If you are in doubt take her class! You will not regret it! I recommend her site to every woman I meet. We are not men, we can’t/don’t carry like they do and Carrie knows her stuff! And no I was not paid or compensated for this in anyway.

    1. Ricci Hershey says:

      Very helpful! I’m looking for a nonpolitical place to learn. Thank you!

    2. Susan Tucker says:

      Thank you! I am considering the course and your feedback finalized my decision.

  14. karen opper says:

    Does this course enable you to get the permit to carry when you’re finished. If not what are the requirments to get a permit to carry for Wisconsin.
    Thank you,

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Karen,
      This course is for educational purposes only and will not result in a concealed carry permit. You will need to research the requirements of your local jurisdiction to obtain your CC permit, as all states are different. You can usually find this information by searching online.

  15. Lynne says:

    What is the total time of the course? One hour or more? (Sorry if I missed the answer in the description).

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Lynne,

      This course is jammed packed with info and the total time is just under 3 hours. However, it is broken into different lessons and topics which you can watch at any pace you would like.

  16. Barb says:

    If I buy the course, can others watch the course with me at the same time?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Barb,
      The course is intended for 1 person use and is linked to the account you use on The Well Armed Woman Website.

  17. Margaret says:

    What states would this be legal in?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Margaret,
      This course is not for obtaining your concealed carry permit – it is informational only. Thank you for your question!

  18. Laura says:

    Is this a course that is self-paced or do we have to log on at specific times?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Laura,
      This course is completely your own pace – you can watch on your own schedule!

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