- You must be 21 years of age or older.
- You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
- Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (U.S.) AND be a U.S. citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). If you are serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces, submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application. Those who are 'Resident Aliens' must provide a valid Permanent Resident Alien card.
The first step to getting your concealed carry permit is to take the 4 hour course taught by a trained firearm instructor(s) certified through the NRA or the USCCA, which costs between $80 and $100 dollars a person depending on what the instructor includes in the course (range and ammunition etc.) In this course you learn the basics, in detail, on how guns work and operate, state gun laws, situational awareness, and how to pass a proper gun competency test which is completed after the course in a gun range. Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate which you will need when applying for your permit.