So I just got approved today for my CHL permit in Mult. County. I presented my online Maryland handgun training certification during the "interview" (which lasted about 5 minutes, most of which involved getting fingerprinted and photos taken) and for a while thought they wouldn't accept it. The lady who processed me was grumbling a bit, turning the paper over, etc. and seemed a bit frustrated. She mentioned they have been getting a lot of these and that the certificate should mention who taught the course as it needs to be taught by an NRA certified instructor. I mentioned that I did some research saying it has been used for permits before, she said she knew and she'd approve it but that the certificate should have more detail. Right upon stamping my receipt, she asked me "just curious how much this course costs?" and when I said it was free she took a long pause, staying very still, RIGHT AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO SIGN IT! I thought for sure I was gonna be denied. Then she signed and handed me my receipt. Point is - if you wanna use the maryland course for your CHL in multnomah county I'd suggest doing it sooner rather than later as I bet they don't take it forever. And...keep your fingers crossed and hope you get the guy processing your paperwork! He seemed friendlier. All in all it was very painless. In and out in 5 minutes, tops.