HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR
FLORIDA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT
A TWO STEP PROCESS:
1. ATTEND OUR CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT CLASS.
The state of Florida requires all concealed weapon permit applicants to attend a firearm training class and demonstrate firearm safety by discharging a firearm in the presence of a certified firearms instructor.
All students successfully completing our concealed weapons permit class will be issued the necessary firearm training certificate to be submitted to the state in order to apply for a concealed weapons permit.
2. APPLY FOR YOUR CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT.
You will visit the states regional offices, you will fill out your application electronically and have your fingerprints and passport photos taken as a courtesy, (no cost to you). Your Florida concealed weapons permit application will be processed and submitted electronically in order to be expedited. Licenses applied for electronically are typically issued in approximately 4-6 weeks.
During our concealed weapons permit class, we will discuss in detail how to apply for your Florida concealed weapons permit in person with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regional offices.
The State of Florida has a licensing fee of $112, this is the same fee that’s typically mailed out with your Florida concealed weapons permit application package however, it will instead be made payable when meeting in person with the state in their regional offices.
FOUR BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR YOUR FLORIDA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT:
1. You must be at least 21 years of age to apply.
2. You must be either a US citizen or legal permanent US resident.
3. You must obtain a firearm training certification obtained by attending our Florida concealed weapons class.
4. You must pass a national background check.
You do not need to be a Florida state resident to apply, Florida will issue non state residents a permit.
WHEN APPLYING FOR YOUR PERMIT, PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU:
• If you are a “U.S. BORN CITIZEN”, please provide a valid drivers license from any state.
• If you are a U.S. CITIZEN “BORN OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.” please also provide a valid U.S. passport or your naturalization certificate.
• If you are a “PERMANENT U.S. RESIDENT ALIEN”, please also provide your alien registration identification card.
If you have ever been “ARRESTED BUT NOT CONVICTED”, in Florida, in another state or out of the country, as a juvenile or as an adult, even if the case was set aside, vacated, dismissed, reversed, adjudication was withheld even if the case has been sealed or if the record has been expunged, it is strongly recommended that you provide the state with (A CERTIFIED CASE DISPOSITION) for each arrest you’ve had to accompany your Florida concealed weapons permit application submittal.
If you have been “ARRESTED AND CONVICTED OF A FELONY” we strongly recommend that you make certain that your firearm rights have been restored, your firearm rights are different and separate from your civil rights. Before applying for a Florida concealed weapons permit, inquire directly with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to determine your eligibility and requirements for your specific situation (850) 245-5691.
You may apply for a Florida concealed weapon permit without providing a certified case disposition however, by not submitting this legal document, the issuance of your Miami concealed weapon permit may encounter unnecessary delays and/or may be denied. An arrest will not necessarily preclude you from being issued a Florida concealed weapons permit as long as the all the proper documentation is submitted with your concealed weapons permit application. The approval or disapproval of your concealed weapons permit is a decision made by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Again, if you have any doubt, please inquire directly with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to determine your eligibility for a Florida concealed weapons permit (850) 245-5691.