Concealed Carry Class in Virginia

Take a concealed carry class in Virginia if you want to get your Permit to carry concealed.

It’s necessary and it’s just a good idea anyways to get more training around the safety, laws, and handling of your firearm, particularly when you are going to be carrying it concealed.

Name: Virginia Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun

Issuer: Local circuit court

Type of State: Shall-Issue

Training Required? Yes, you must prove competence with a handgun.

Type of Training Accepted: Any hunter education or safety course approved by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or similar agency of another state.

Any NRA firearms safety or training course.

Any firearms safety or training course provided by a law enforcement agency, junior college, college or private or public institution or firearms training school, taught by a instructor certified by the NRA or Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Any law enforcement firearms safety or training course offered for any division of law enforcement or security.

Proof of experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition, current military service or proof of honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services.

Current or previously held firearms license in this Commonwealth or locality thereof.

Any firearms training or safety course taught by a state-certified or NRA-certified instructor.

Any governmental police agency firearms training course.

Completing any other firearms training which the court deems adequate.

Length of Training: 1.5-4 hours

Cost of Training: $30-60 (prices vary, but this is a rough outline)

Notes: You can complete a safety course online, as long as it is taught by an NRA- or State-certified instructor.

Reciprocity

States that honor or recognize the Virginia Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
Delaware* Idaho Indiana Iowa
Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska New Mexico North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

*Delaware honors VA permit until December 7,2013

Virginia honors or recognizes the following states’ concealed carry permits

Alaska Arizona Arkansas Delaware
Florida Idaho` Indiana Kentucky
Louisiana Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Montana Nebraska New Mexico North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Washington West Virginia Wisconsin
Wyoming

` denotes VA recognizes Idaho Enhanced Permit

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