by Concealed Handgun Classes, LLC


License Requirements


To get a WV concealed handgun license, an applicant must meet the following requirements:


  • Have successfully completed a handgun training class recognized by the state (our local class meets this requirement)
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Not be addicted to or an unlawful user of alcohol, controlled substances, or other drugs
  • Not have been convicted of a felony
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence involving the use of a deadly weapon
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
  • Not be currently subject to either a temporary or final domestic violence protective order
  • Not be on probation or any other form of judicial supervision for any misdemeanor
  • Not be under indictment for any felony
  • Not have been adjudicated mentally incompetent by any court
  • Be physically and mentally competent to carry a concealed handgun; this provision is vague but has not led to known abuses   


To be licensed to carry concealed pistols and revolvers in VA, please see the requirements on the following webpage: Info from Virginia State Police

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