MCOLES and the CPL Law

CPL Training imageThe Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) is responsible for certifying firearm instructors and instructional programs for the purpose of providing pistol safety training to concealed pistol license applicants as required in Public Act 381 of 2000. Civilians may also receive this training through a state or national firearm training organization (e.g. NRA).

MCOLES certified training programs will be limited to "this state training organizations" which have been defined as MCOLES approved basic training academies and MCOLES recognized law enforcement agencies. Those law enforcement agencies or regional training academies interested in participating in the delivery of the "MCOLES Pistol Safety Training Course" may obtain state certification through MCOLES.

Further information regarding CPL training may be obtained by viewing the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership Web site at

Please review a list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information. If you have additional questions after reviewing the FAQs please contact Joe Kempa at or by phone at 517-636-0699.