Below are answers to the most common questions we get about obtaining a Kentucky Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon Permit (CCDW)
Do I have to be a Kentucky resident to Apply?
Do I have to be a US Citizen to apply?
Residents of Kentucky that are NOT US Citizens, but do have a GREEN CARD can take this class and get a CCDW Permit.
How long do I have to live in Kentucky to qualify as a resident?
Just one day. This changed recently. In the past you were required to have been in the state for 6 months but now you can apply for your permit after a single day of residency.
How old do I have to be?
You must be age 18+ to take the class. Students ages 18, 19, or 20 can take the class and receive the certificate. The certificate is a lifetime certificate so the student can retain it and apply at age 21. So to clarify, anyone age 18+ can take the class but you must be 21+ in order to apply for the permit.
What would make me ineligible to apply for or receive the permit?
On this state website you can read a complete list of potential disqualifications.
What is the Application Fee for the Kentucky permit?
Sixty Dollars. You must prepare two payments. One payment, in the amount of twenty dollars, should be made to the sheriff of your county of residence. The second payment should be a check or money order in the amount of forty dollars ($40.00), made payable to “Kentucky State Treasurer”. Applications that are not accompanied by a check or money order for forty dollars ($40.00) payable to the “Kentucky State Treasurer” will be returned unprocessed to the sheriff of the applicant’s county of residence.
If you choose to submit your application online your total cost will be Seventy Dollars. An initial fifty dollar fee upon submission online and an additional twenty dollars paid to the county when you pick up the permit from the sheriff’s office.
How Often Does the Permit Expire?
Every five years.
What is the Renewal Fee?
Sixty dollars. You must prepare two payments. One payment, in the amount of twenty dollars, should be made to the sheriff of your county of residence. The second payment should be a check or money order in the amount of forty dollars (fifty-five dollars if the renewal application is submitted after the expiration date of the license), made payable to “Kentucky State Treasurer”.
Will I be notified when my permit is going to expire?
Yes, one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the expiration date of the license, a written notice of expiration and a renewal form shall be mailed to each licensee.
How long does it take to get the permit after my application has been submitted?
The Kentucky State Police shall either issue a license or send a denial notice within 15 days after the date of receipt of a completed application packet.
What is the complete process to obtain the permit?
Here you can read our guide: Process overview for obtaining a Kentucky Concealed Carry Permit
What is Your Refund Policy? What If I Can’t Attend the Class I Signed Up For?
We will refund students when unable to attend a class they have prepaid for. We ask for prepayment only to have a reliable count of how many students are coming. This has become necessary because we fill most of our classes to capacity. Our full refund policy can be see here.
How long is the class?
We schedule our classes for an 8 hour period, generally from 9 to 5pm on a Saturday. The time can vary depending on the number of students and questions. Expect 6 to 8 hours.
Do I have to shoot a firearm for this class?
Range Time firing of a weapon is required for this permit. More details are available in the class description (click on one of the classes on our calendar)
What forms of payment will ConcealedCarry.com accept for the course?
Cash, check, or credit card (Visa, or MasterCard). We prefer if you prepay online but should you feel uncomfortable you can call us to make other arrangements. (Phone number above)