CCW Initial Request
Initial Request Process
To ensure expedited processing, complete the process stage by stage.
QualifyFirearms Course Vendor
ReviewedBy Licensing Authority
Stage 1 | Complete the CCW License Request
Login or register for an account.
Complete the online CCW License Request.
Stage 2 | Upload All Required Documents
2A | Birth Certificate
2B | Driver's License
A copy of your valid driver's license or state-issued identification.
2C | Two Proofs of Residence
Documents must show your full name and primary address, and be dated within the last 30 days (i.e. phone bill, utility bill, car registration).
2D | Live Scan Fingerprints
Fingerprints can be completed with the Department or any approved live scan vendor. Contact details for scheduling with the Department can be found on your pre-filled Live Scan Request form included in your CCW Welcome Packet. You must upload your completed Live Scan Request form prior to scheduling your interview.
2E | Three References
Contact information for your character references will be provided while completing the online CCW License Request form. Your Letters of Character Reference will then be obtained directly from your references. Notifying your references in advance may prevent delays.
2F| Military Discharge (DD Form 214)
If applicable, Military Discharge (DD Form 214) must be "Member 4" or "Service 2" and mention "Honorable" discharge. Form DD214 "Member 1" and forms indicating "Dishonorable" discharge may not be accepted. This form can be obtained at archives.gov.
Stage 3 | Investigative Interview
A formal interview is conducted with a Background Investigator to review your application and discuss any concerns.
Stage 5 | Safety & Firearms Course Qualification
Contact a Department-approved Firearms Course Vendor.
Bring a credit card, check, or money order for the course fees (fees may vary by vendor).
Bring your CCW Certifications Form for completion by your Firearms Instructor.
Stage 6 | Final Review
After completing all stages, your CCW Package is submitted to the Department for the Final Review, where a formal Interview may be conducted at the Department’s discretion.The Department will contact you once the Licensing Authority has rendered a decision.
When your CCW license is issued, you will need to bring a check payable to the Department for the DOJ 2-Year licensing fee.
For identity verification and to protect your personal information, a google registered email is required to complete expedited CCW license requests.