Westland, MI. USA | Phone: 313-473-0002 | Email: Karl@MichiganCPLTrainingAcademy.com

Michigan cpl training academy
Westland, MI.

CPL training designed to protect you before, during and after a defensive encounter!

New! two part cpl classes and weekday classes forming now!

Part one consists of all the classroom lessons covered in the normal class but will be taught live online. You will be able to interact with your instructor and ask questions during class and get answers.  This class will last about 5 hours and covers all the same topics listed below and complies with State of Michigan requirements to apply for your CPL.

Part two classes will last about 3 hours and consists of virtual range training and live fire. Upon completion of part two you will receive your certificate of completion along with your application to apply for your CPL as soon as your County Clerk and Sheriff’s offices re-open.

Pricing is $45 per part and you are not required to pay for part two until you enroll for that class. It allows you to learn the classroom section in the comfort of your own home, and breaks up what would normally be a long day, as well as the cost associated with the class. Please click the button below to enroll and remember, I am also a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. I take great pride in the service and level of training I provide and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.  Thank you!

In person classes have resumed!

About our cpl training
Online Renewal cpl Classes

You will receive top level training by an USCCA certified instructor that exceeds the state qualifications to apply for your Michigan CCW/CPL (Concealed Pistol License). This includes 5 hours classroom instruction and 3 hours of live fire and virtual range training, you also receive access to my “Students Only” Facebook group that allows you to ask further questions and receive additional training. This assures that you will NEVER be left with unanswered questions!  Whether you are an experienced shooter or have no experience at all, my cpl classes are for you.

 If you are needing to renew your CPL, MCTA has you covered with the best CPL training online! 
My online CPL classes cover Legal Use of Force, Deadly Encounters Aftermath and How to NOT talk yourself into prison, as well as updates to Michigan CPL laws.  You will be provided a certificate of completion via e-mail to print or save for your records.

Cpl training topics

  • Basic Firearms Safety
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Home Defense
  • Threat Recognition Through Situational Awareness
  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Defensive Shooting Techniques Vs Markmanship
  • Instructor Guided Live Range Drills
  • Simulated Range Instruction
  • Michigan Specific CPL Law Instruction
  • Dealing With Police Encounters While Carrying Concealed
  • What To Expect After A Defensive Encounter
  • How to Handle A Police Investigation
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Obtaining your CPL/CCW does not guarantee you will never become the victim of a violent crime but it does keep you from becoming a “Helpless” victim.  You are your own first responder, and when seconds count, the police are minutes away!

Who am I?

My name is Karl Kessler, I am an average American with a love for firearms and a passion for the Second Amendment!  Like you I found myself trying to choose a CPL training class and settled on one of the cheapest cpl classes I could find.  That was a big mistake! While my instructors were both police officers and knowledgeable they were bound by their association to keep within the guidelines of that association’s training regiment.  I left that class with more questions than answers and spent the next few months looking for those answers.  

I realized the need for CCW insurance early and bought a plan from the USCCA and some time later the USCCA began to offer their own CPL training, which seems like a no-brainer. They are 100% geared towards concealed carrier permit holders and their course reflects that and allows me the flexibility to add to the curriculum where I feel it necessary.  I finally decided to partner with the USCCA and become an instructor and my goal is to make sure NO student ever leaves my class confused and questioning what the laws are in Michigan, leaving them vulnerable to legal troubles.

My class is NOT “Tacticool”! You won’t learn how to kick down doors and clear rooms.  It is my job to teach you conflict avoidance through situational awareness, Basic handgun skills, and most importantly how to stay out of prison if you ever have to brandish or fire your gun in self defense! And to provide you the most comprehensive CPL Training possible.

Hope to see you soon in one of my upcoming cpl classes!

-Karl Kessler


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Refund Policy

Class tuition is refundable up to one week before class date, after which you are allotted one reschedule free of charge with a 48 hour notice of inability to attend class. Failure to give 48 hour notice will result in a $20 rescheduling fee. No show the day of class will forfeit all class tuition.