Why do I need a Concealed Carry Permit? 1. To provide you the security of personal protection for yourself and your family. 2. The "Concealed" permit gives you the right to carry a weapon on your person where no one else can see it. Giving you security as well as the element of suprise. 3. In the state of Ohio, a 8 hour Concealed Carry Training Course IS REQUIRED in order to receive your Ohio Permit.