Florida And Utah Non-Resident CCW License Information
Florida CCW License Requirements (other States may differ): Pennsylvania will no longer honor Florida Non-Resident CCW permits. You would need to get non-resident permits from Utah, Virginia, Maine or New Hampshire. For more information on permits, please see USA Carry.
Florida Permit Information
Florida law requires you to submit proof of competency with a firearm in order to qualify for a concealed weapon license. A copy of a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION or similar document from any of the following courses or classes is acceptable:
- any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or a similar agency in another state;
- any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course;
- any firearm 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 organization or firearms training school, utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
- any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement;
- any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified instructor or by an instructor certified by the National Rifle Association.
The copy of the training certificate/document must be clear and legible. The certificate/document must include your name, the instructor's name, the instructor's signature, and the instructor's certification number.
Other acceptable forms of training documentation include the following:
- documentary evidence of experience with a firearm obtained through participation in organized shooting competition;
- active-duty military personnel may submit copies of any of the following documents that confirm your experience with a firearm gained during your service:
- military orders including call to active-duty letter;
- a statement of military service signed by, or at the direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which identifies you and provides your date of entry on your current active-duty period;
- former military personnel can submit a DD Form 214 reflecting honorable discharge from military service.
Basically, bring one of the following:
- a copy of any NRA or State firearms safety training certificate
- a copy of your Hunter Education Card or
- a copy of your orders calling you to active duty if you are active duty military or DD-214 if you are a veteran
If you don't have any of the above, you will be able to sign up for the next Gun for Hire NRA First Steps class at the event.
NOTE: If you are a naturalized citizen, you will need to include a copy of proof of naturalization.
You will also need a check or money order for the license fee of $117.00, payable to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Note: Please refer to the form for the state you are applying to for their fees and requirements. THIS FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.
New Jersey does *NOT* have reciprocity with Florida!
Florida's Non-Resident CCW Reciprocity States:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Pennsylvania (does not accept FLA non-resident)
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Gun for Hire offers the Utah Non-resident permit.
Course Description for Utah CCW: If you were born in the US, just bring you driver's license. Otherwise, we need a copy of your naturalization papers. It is all classroom theory; no firearms involved. Recognized in 33 States. This permit adds Washington State and Minnesota over your Florida Non-Resident CCW.