Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Eligibility
- Must be 21 years of age (or military 18 - 21)
- Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (US) AND be a US Citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, US Citizen and Immigration Service(USCIS). If you are serving overseas in the US Armed Forces, submit a copy your deployment documentation with your application. Those who are "Resident Aliens" must provide a valid Permanent Resident Alien Card. If resident alien you must be able to prove 90 consecutive days of residence in your home state, utility bills, pay stubs, credit statements and provide a USCIS # from Homeland Security. The same applies if you were born outside of the US.
- Must have the physical ability to handle a firearm.
- Must not have a Felony conviction.
- Must not have a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.
- Must not have a conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
- Must not have a record of drug or alcohol abuse.
- Must not have two or more DUI convictions in the past three years. One DUI in three years.
- Must not have been commited to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
- You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
- Must provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.
- Must not have been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence.
- Must not have renounced US Citizenship.
- Must not have a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces.
- Must not be a fugitive from justice.
This class does not require range qualification and provides the basic requirements for the Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License. However, the applicant should be aware of any additional acceptable training documentation:
- ANY firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified instructor or by an instructor certified by the National Rifle Association.
- ANY law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, invesigators, special deputies, or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement.
- ANY National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course.
- ANY state approved hunter safety course approved by Wildlife Conservation Commission or similar agency.
- ANY experience with a firearm obtained through participation in organized shooting competition.
For additional Eligibility information click on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services link below.