It is a huge responsibility to carry a firearm. Whether you open carry with no permission slip or decide to go a step up the ladder and carry concealed.
The two hour class sounds like a joke. I would recommend that he gets more training for his own good.
I also wonder how many times he has been to the range and how familiar he is with the operation and cleaning of his firearm of choice.
I hope at the minimum he has read the various materials available online to at least have an idea of the laws, and shoot don't shoot scenarios.
But based on his statement about how to get the 2nd 5 year permission slip I highly doubt he has read much at all.
Good luck to him and I hope it turns out in his favor.