HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR
FLORIDA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT
A SIMPLE TWO STEP PROCESS:
1. Attend our concealed weapons class.
The state requires all Florida 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.
Apply the traditional way:
A concealed weapons permit application can be filled out, your fingerprints will need to be taken at a police station, you’ll need passport photos taken, you’ll need your application notarized and then mail out the application package with a check or money order for $97.00 to Tallahassee. This method is the traditional way of applying for a concealed weapons permit but is also the hectic, slower and more expensive way.
Apply the modern way:
Make an appointment to meet with the state in their offices to apply for your concealed weapons permit. There, you’ll fill out your concealed weapons permit application on a computer, the state will take your fingerprints and passport photos for you as well as notarize your application for free inside their office. The state will electronically submit your paperwork to Tallahassee where it will land on the right persons desk who needs to review in it the first place to expedite the issuance of your permit.
WE’LL GO OVER THE DETAILS DURING CLASS:
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.
STATE LICENSING FEE:
The State of Florida has a licensing fee of $97.00, 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.
Licenses applied for electronically are typically issued in approximately 4-6 weeks. The time it takes to issue your permit is contingent on how many applicants there are at the same time.
FOUR BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
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 background check.
If you have ever been arrested, in Florida, in another state, 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 or the arrest happened 50 years ago. Before applying for a Florida concealed weapons permit, it is strongly recommended that you inquire directly with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to determine your eligibility and requirements for your specific situation (850) 245-5691. The approval or disapproval of your concealed weapons permit being issued is a decision made by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
> You do not need to be a Florida state resident to apply, Florida will issue non Florida residents a concealed weapons permit.
> If you have a concealed weapons permit form another state and wish to apply for a Florida concealed weapons permit, You may not necessarily be required to attend our concealed weapons class. Please call the state to ascertain if they will accept the training from your state (850) 245-5691.
> If you are an active or retired Law Enforcement Officer, you may not necessarily need to attend our concealed weapons class, please call the state to make certain (850) 245-5691.
> If you are a State of Florida G license holder, you are not required to attend our concealed weapons class.
> If you you are active or retired military, you do not need to attend our concealed weapons class.