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DC CCW Training?

Metropolitan DC Police Course Requirements:
1. Meets all requirements for persons Registering a firearm in DC.
2. 16 hr. Class Instruction certified by the Chief of Police.
3. 8 hrs. of Class Instruction for renewals


Classroom Instruction will consist of:
1. state firearm law
2. home firearm safety
3. handgun mechanisms and operation
4. and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate gun safety and proficiency with a minimum score of 70% accuracy.


DC CCW What is it?

Conceal & Carry Handgun Permit

The Metropolitan Police Department is the agency responsible for registering firearms in the District of Columbia. Before anyone can carry a handgun in DC it must be registered.  By being familiar with the law and the process, you will be able to quickly and easily register your weapon and ensure that you are in compliance with the District’s laws regarding proper registration and safekeeping of your weapon. If you wish to register a firearm or apply for a License to Carry a handgun, both must be done through an appointment (scheduling link below).

Individuals must make an appointment through the link below to obtain requests for records in person.



Service Contact: 

Firearms Registration Branch

Contact Phone: 

(202) 727-4275

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

NOTE**   Training must be successfully completed prior to submitting the application.

How Much Does It Cost?


Below is a list of available services and fees, all of which may be paid for at the payment kiosk:

  • Livescan Fingerprints: $35

  • Ink Fingerprints: $5

  • Police Clearance: $7

  • Traffic Report: $3

  • Concealed Carry Pistol License: $75

  • Firearm Registration: $13

  • Firearm Dealer: $300

  • Ammunition Dealer: $60

  • Firearm Instructor License: $400

  • Handgun Transfer Fee: $125


Who Should Apply? 

Individuals wishing to register a firearm in the District of Columbia must complete a Firearms Statement of Eligiblity Form. This statement of eligibility verifies the following requirements:

  1. Must be 21 years of age or older (18-21 with the authorization or a parent or guardian)

  2. Not convicted of a weapons offense, or a felony in any jurisdiction (including a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year).

  3. Not under indictment for a crime of violence or a weapons offense.

  4. Not convicted within the past five years for narcotics or dangerous drug offense, a threat to do bodily harm, or for assault.

  5. Not acquitted of any criminal charge by reason of insanity or adjudicated a chronic alcoholic by any court within the past five years.

  6. Not voluntarily or involuntarily committed to any mental hospital or institution within the past five years.

  7. Not suffer from any physical defect that would make it unsafe for you to possess and use a firearm safely and responsibly.

  8. Not found negligent in any firearm related mishap causing death or injury to another person.

  9. Not convicted of a misdemeanor intrafamily offense.

  10. Not dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces.

  11. Not a citizen of the United States who has renounced his or her citizenship.

  12. Not legally blind.

  13. Not convicted of two or more violations for driving under the influence within the past five years.

  14. Not the subject of a civil protection order within the past five years.

  15. Not convicted of Stalking within the past five years.

  16. Not convicted of negligent storage of a firearm or a violation of the Firearms Registration Act within the past five years.

  17. Not had a history of violent behavior within the past five years.

  18. Has completed firearms training provided free of charge by the Metropolitan Police Department.

In addition to meeting all of the Eligibility Requirements to Register a Firearm, an individual applying to carry a concealed firearm must meet the follwing suitability requirements:

  1. Meets all the requirements for a person registering a firearm.

  2. Completed a firearms training course by an instructor certified by the Chief ( You may apply for an exemption based on previous training within the past 2 years)

  3. Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance, unless the habitual use of a controlled dangerous substance is under licensed medical direction.

  4. Has not exhibited propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render a person’s possession of a concealed pistol a danger to the person or another.

  5. Does not currently suffer nor has suffered in the previous five years from any mental disorder, illness, or condition that creates a substantial risk that he or she is a danger to himself or herself or others.

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