Man, I'm not too sure about this one. I feel every student should demonstrate safe handling of their weapon and at least pass a live fire qualification.Don't want to set off a debate on the merits, but VA accepts online classes now. There is one at Concealed Handgun Permit Firearms Safety Class - The Concealed Carry Institute. It is decent on safety and where you can carry, but doesn't really touch the rules of engagement or legal aftermath. And of course, no range qualification. If you feel sufficiently educated on these issues through forums and other reading, and have a lot of range time under your belt anyway, you may want to just do the online class.