Handgun Carry Permit Requirements

  • Find a State Certified School – Which We Are!!
  • Then sign up for a class, 4 hours of classroom instruction and a written test is required and 4 hours of range time with qualification by safely shooting 48 rounds at a silhouette target at a distance of 3, 7 and 15 yards.
  • Submit proof of the successful completion of a department approved Handgun Safety Course within the past six (6) months.
  • Provide CERTIFIED PROOF of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency
  • Submit application at any full service Driver License Service Center location.
  • Applicant is required to present a photo ID to the department at the time of filing the application.
  • Pay $115 non-refundable application fee payable by cash, certified check, or money order.
  • When the application is processed at the driver service center, the applicant will be given instructions on being fingerprinted.
  • Link to TN Dept. of Safety – Handgun Permits
  • Link to VA State Police – Concealed Permits

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