My wife just got through completing her qualification, she works for one of the Armored Truck companies. Anyway the class took 3 days and its 8 hours per day. On the last day they qualify at the range.The class covers alot of the Deadly force laws, basic parts of the handgun, shotgun and the revolver and their procedures for dealing with a threat. There is a written and range test/qualification. She said it wasn't hard because she goes to the range with me and I've taught her most of the basic firearm techniques. Its good to know if someone breaks in my house while she is at home by herself she can slang some lead. She said she will now have the Blue Ga License from the Secretary of State.