- U.S. citizen or legal resident alien
- Clear criminal record
- Able to demonstrate competency with a firearm
- Current United States Resident
- 21 years of age or older (those under 21 may take the class and apply for their license upon reaching age 21)
Determine if you are eligible for a concealed weapon license by answering a few simple questions.
Detailed explanations of these various disqualifying conditions are provided in the Application Instructions for the concealed weapon or firearm license.
Possible Reasons for Ineligibility
- The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.
- A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).
- Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.
- A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.
- A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
- A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
- Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.
- Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
- Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.
- Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.
- Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.
- A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
- Being a fugitive from justice.