RifleClass.com Frequently Asked Questions

Is your class legal?

Yes! Our class has been reviewed by an attorney and meets all of the legal requirements in Washington State to be recognized as a Firearm Safety Training Program as per RCW 9.41.090(2), and we have written documentation from the ATF, Department of Licensing, and the Attorney General's Office that confirms that there is no requirement to be 'allowed' or 'recognized' by any agency.

Will FFLs accept certificates from RifleClass.com?

Yes! We have been in contact with many FFLs who have already accepted our certificates, and have not had a single FFL decline. If your FFL has questions, direct them to us and we will take care of it or give you a full refund.

What training does the instructor have?

Our instructor is an NRA Certified Firearm Instructor, certified to teach basic rifle skills, pistol and CCW skills, and home firearm safety. Note that this is not an NRA sponsored course.

What do the certificates look like?

Click here to see a sample certificate, and to see how certificate validation works.

How long does the certificate last?

Your certificate will be valid for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle for 5 years from the date that you complete the course, which is mandated by Washington State law. You can use a single certificate to purchase as many firearms as you wish in that 5 year period.

Does this class let me buy a rifle without a background check?

No. Washington State has Universal Background Checks on all retail sales and most private transfers since the passage of I-594. Completing this course is only one aspect of being able to purchase a rifle. You will still have to complete a Federal and Local background check at your local firearms dealer (FFL) and wait the required 10 days before taking ownership.

Can you tell me more about the content on the site?

Our course covers all of the legally required topics, which are listed on the main page, and was written and reviewed by an instructor who is a certified expert rifleman and is NRA certified to teach classes on home firearm safety and basic rifle training, although this is not an NRA sponsored class. We have worked with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Project ChildSafe, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for some of our course material.

Is this site compatible with all devices?

Almost all! Unless you are running a very old computer (Windows XP or older), it will probably work. If your device can play the video on the main page fully to the end, then it will play all of the training videos. The site is confirmed to work on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, and many other devices.