Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Training


This course satisfies the training requirements to apply for the Virginia concealed handgun permit and must be completed prior to submitting the application.


The court shall require proof that the applicant has demonstrated competence with a handgun in person and the applicant may demonstrate such competence by one of the following, but no applicant shall be required to submit to any additional demonstration of competence, nor shall any proof of demonstrated competence expire:

  1. Completing any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Department of Wildlife Resources or a similar agency of another state;

  2. Completing any National Rifle Association or United States Concealed Carry Association firearms safety or training course;

  3. Completing any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law-enforcement agency, institution of higher education, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association, the United States Concealed Carry Association, or the Department of Criminal Justice Services.