CCW Seminar FAQs

As resident of NJ or NY why would I obtain a Florida / Virgina Non- resident CCW Permit?

Currently 29 states (including Florida) recognize the Florida Non-Resident CCW permit. This allows you, if your are traveling in those states, to legally carry a concealed weapon while there. Even though NJ / NY do not recognize the Florida / Virginia permit you are still entitled to obtain it.

While reciprocity agreements constantly change, the Virgina permit adds additional states and is further proof of of your integrity. Make sure to check current laws in any area you wish to carry.

What are the current term periods for these permits?

The Florida permit is valid for 7 years and the Virginia permit is valid for 5 years.

What is needed to Apply for these permits?

In general you need
A. Passport style photo (color) (We will take your photo at the seminar.)
B. Completion of the fingerprint card (We have an LEO at the seminar to complete this.)
C. Certified copies of any court documents relating to any criminal charges against you
D. Complete the application (We provide the application documents.)
E. In the presence of a notary, sign application (We are notaries and will notarize it.)
F. Verification of firearms training (This is not provided but as NRA certified instructors we can provide this training separately)
G. Assemble everything and mail it to the address given, including the appropriate fee.
Florida is $117.00
Virginia is $100.00

Currently we see a wait of about 3 months from Florida and about 6 weeks for Virgina.

What training is acceptable for demonstrating competence with a handgun?

This information is specified in the requirements section of the information packet. Generally the following are acceptable.

A. Completion of an approved hunter education or hunter safety course.
B. Completion of any NRA firearms safety or training course
C. Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law-enforcement agency, junior college, college, or private or public institution or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the NRA or the Dept. of Criminal Justice Services or a similar agency of another state.
D. Completing any law-enforcement firearms safety or training course.
E. Evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition approved by the Department of State Police or current military service or proof of honorable discharge from any branch of the armed service (DD-214)
F. Completing any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified or NRA Certified firearms instructor.

A photocopy of the Certificate of completion or other documentation (affidavit from a instructor with proper credentials) must be included with your application.

What do I need to bring to the seminar?

A. Current valid photo ID (drivers license preferred) (Needed for fingerprinting documentation and notarization.)
B. Payment for the seminar.
The cost of each permit application process if $50.00

Why should I take this seminar from Safeguarding Freedom LLC?

A. We provide the application packet including the forms and fingerprint card
B. We guide you through the application process so you get it right the first time.
C. We provide the approved photos needed for each application.
D. We provide the approved fingerprint process with a active duty LEO
E. We notarize your application.

Finally we can also provide the required training as NRA certified instructors to satisfy the requirement for demonstrating competence with a firearm.

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