MD Handgun Qualification License (HQL)/Utah non-resident Concealed Permit

Come to VA and take the Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) firearms safety training requirement PLUS, get your Utah non-resident concealed permit!  This means that you won't be forced to purchase someone else's ammo and be overcharged as you would in MD! Feel free to bring a personal firearm (unloaded and boxed).  We will provide ammunition! 

This Firearms Safety Training Course shall consist of a minimum of 4 hours of instruction and affirm the applicant’s safe operation of the firearm, thus a range qualification is required. Therefore, allow a minimum of 5 hours to complete our class.

Applicants are responsible for managing the application process online using MyLicense. MyLicense can be accessed at the following page:

You are responsible for determining if you require attending the Firearms Safety Training Course in order to apply for the HQL.

You have the choice to just do the HQL class or both!  HQL class is $110. Even though you  many not have a MD concealed permit, get the Utah and have reciprocity in carrying your firearms to these states:

We will be able to do your fingerprints on site to save you some time! 

To register for class you must provide your full legal name (per your driver's license or passport), valid current address (no post office box), phone number(s), e-mail address, and birth date. Please provide an explanation if you have had previous  experience  handling a firearm.  Although this is not required, it is helpful knowledge for us to have in order to provide a customized class for you.   Email this information to [masked]

Upon receipt of the requested information you will receive a confirmation of registration in the comments section below.  All class fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.  If you cancel you will be able to reschedule.  You may only reschedule twice.

By paying the fee you agree to sign our waiver.

The class will cover the following:

State Firearm Law

Home Firearm Safety

Handgun Mechanism and Operation

Use of a Firearm

Utah Firearms Laws

Castle Law

Concealed vs. Open Carry

Cost for HQL & Utah non-resident permit: $175 per person, includes, materials, range fees, firearms, hearing and eye protection, and ammunition, fingerprinting, and targets. Male or female is welcome!

Contact Tina Wilson @[masked] for any questions.

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  • Anita

    Can I attended if I just want the Utah carry permit? Is there a price difference?

    June 6

    • Tina W.

      Hi Anita! Yes, you can just do the Utah if desired. There is a price difference and it is located in the above details.

      June 10

    • Anita

      Great, thanks! Will I need to attend the entire class or is there an abridged version for those wanting just the Utah permit?

      July 6

  • Tina W.

    We are having this class on the VA side so that you won't be required to purchase ammo as MD requires you. This increases the price tremendously. We will provide ammo and also include the Utah concealed permit. These combined courses covering range fees, ammo, fingerprints, and course material would have been around $250-$295 if held in MD.

    June 6

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