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North Dakota is Permitless Carry, but you can get a permit which will allow you to carry in states that recognize the North Dakota permit. Read on to learn the training requirements.
Name: North Dakota Concealed Weapons License
Issuer: Attorney General
Type of State: Shall-Issue
Training Required? Yes, but Class 1 requirements differ from Class 2
Type of Training Accepted: Class 1 – A training class that goes over weapon safety rules and the deadly force law of North Dakota, where you will complete an open book test based upon a manual.
You will also need to complete a live-fire exercise to demonstrate proficiency.
You must demonstrate familiarity with a firearm or dangerous weapon and can do this by: being certified by the attorney general for familiarity with your firearm, including law enforcement officers, military or civilian firearms instructors, hunter safety instructor, or dangerous weapons instructor; showing evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm or dangerous weapon through participation in organized shooting competition, law enforcement, military service, or dangerous weapon course of training; possessing a license from another state to carry a firearm (concealed or otherwise), which is granted by a state upon completion of a course like the one described in this section; qualifying to operate a firearm or dangerous weapon during military service.
Class 2 – You must complete the open book test offered for the Class 1 license.
Length of Training: N/A – If you have information about how long a North Dakota Concealed Carry Class is, please contact us.
Cost of Training: $50 maximum
Notes: North Dakota changed to a 2-tier licensing system in 2011. The licenses are equally recognized in ND. For reciprocity purposes, however, Class 1 licenses are recognized by more states than Class 2 licenses, because of the tougher training requirements.
To renew a Class 1 license, you must complete the Class 1 requirements from your original application.
No training is required to renew a Class 2 license.
Click here to see an up-to-date list of certified instructors.
States that honor or recognize a North Dakota Resident Concealed Weapons License
|Nebraska||Nevada||New Hampshire||New Mexico|
|South Carolina||South Dakota||Tennessee||Texas|
North Dakota honors or recognizes the following states’ concealed carry permits
|New Hampshire||New Mexico||North Carolina||Ohio|