Our Maryland Wear & Carry permit class is a comprehensive 16 hour course for anyone needing to carry a firearm for self-defense purposes or as a job requirement in the state of Maryland. The course is a complete guide to understanding Maryland law, conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.
You will need to pass a written test (80% minimum score), demonstrate hands on safe handling of a handgun and pass a live range shooting qualification with a minimum score of 70% (Maryland has a security professionals practical police shooting course and a basic shooting course for everybody else).
Passing all components of this course does not ensure that the Maryland State Police will issue you a wear and carry permit. Passing this course is part 1 of the process. Please click the orange link above to visit the Maryland State Police and get more information on additional Maryland costs, requirements and qualifications.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR IN ANY WAY CLAIM THAT ANY STUDENT ENTERING A QUALIFICATION CLASS WILL, WITHOUT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING ALL COURSE MATERIALS, EXAMS, DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY AND QUALIFICATION, PASS THE COURSE.
Wear and Carry Permits may be issued to any adult (18 years of age or over) who meets the following criteria:
An applicant between 18 and 21 years of age may only be issued a wear and carry permit to possess a regulated firearm required for employment. - P.S. 5-133 (d)(2)(v)
Has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year has been imposed; or convicted of a criminal offense for which you could have been sentenced to more than 2 years incarceration.
Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance;
Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance unless under legitimate medical direction;
Based on an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render the person’s possession of a handgun a danger to the person or others;
Has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against danger.
As of October 1, 2013, has successfully completed the Maryland State Police approved firearms training course within 2 years prior to submitting the original or renewal application.