Frequently Asked Questions
Take this Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Preliminary Eligibility Determination questionnaire and see if you are eligible to obtain a Firearms License before you attend my course. Or you can call them direct at (850) 245-5500 ask for the Concealed License Division.
Applications may be downloaded directly from the Division website.
Yes, click here and have your Tracking Number (T followed by 9 numbers) and your Date of Birth available.
Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licenses are valid for a period of 7 years; however, we recommend that you re-qualify regularly in order to maintain proficiency and refresh your firearms safety knowledge.
Currently there are 34 States that are reciprocal to the Florida Concealed Weapons or Firearms License, with limited conditions.
Click here to see a list of those states and their conditions.
Yes, you do not need to be a resident of Florida to obtain your license.
Click here and then click on Police Officer Video to watch an instructional video on what to do.
No, Florida law imposes a 3-day waiting period between the purchase and retail delivery of any handgun to non-licensed citizens. The waiting period, however, does not apply to concealed license holders.
Yes, Florida Statute 790.25(5) states: “It is lawful and is not a violation of Statute 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private vehicle, without a license, IF the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.”
Yes, the license can be renewed if it has not been expired more than six months.
Click here to access the form.
If the license has been expired for longer than six months, the former licensee must re-apply for a new license.
No, There is no firearm registration in Florida.