CCW Las Vegas process

These are the steps you must go through in order to obtain your Nevada CCW Permit. Before you begin the process, please make certain you meet the minimum requirements.

Step 1: Complete the 8-hour certified basic firearms training class (this is the class our school offers).

Step 2: Target qualify with any gun. This can be done during class time at our school. If you do not own a gun yet, you have 12 months after completion of the class to target qualify. As of 10/1/2013 you only need to qualify with one gun. This permits you to carry any gun.

GUN QUALIFICATION CHANGE AS OF 10/1/2013 - You no longer have to qualify with a specific gun. You no longer have to qualify with both a semi-auto and revolver. You only have to qualify with one gun. You are then permitted to carry any gun you like. The caliber and type (semi-auto or revolver) are irrelevant!

Step 3: You must submit the CCW application to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department's CCW detail (located at 5880 Cameron Street) in person. They will take your picture and take your fingerprints. We will give you a completed and stamped application upon completing the course.

Step 4: Pay the application fee of $98.25 ($63.25 for renewals) over the counter at the LVMPD office. The application fee can be paid via cash, credit card, money order. No personal checks.

Step 5: If approved, your Nevada CCW permit will arrive in the mail.

Term: Your CCW permit is valid for 5 years from issue date.

Out-of-State Residents: If you are not a resident of Nevada, you may apply for a NV CCW permit at the sheriff's office in any county, however, we recommend using the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept's CCW office in Las Vegas (the LVMPD is the fancy name for the Clark County Sheriff) as it is dedicated to CCW processing. Your permit will be valid for 5 years. Your home state address will be printed on the back side of the permit.

Timeframe: By law, the LVMPD has 120 days to process your application. The major delay being the criminal background checks which are processed by the FBI.

Application Fee: The LVMPD charges $98.25 to process your application ($63.25 for renewals). The application fee can be paid via cash, credit card, money order. No personal checks.

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