Firearms training documentation

To qualify for a concealed weapon license, Florida law requires you to submit proof of competency with a firearm. A copy of a Certificate of Completion or similar document from any of the following courses or classes is acceptable:

Training certificate requirements

The copy of the training certificate/document must be clear and legible and must include:

For active military and veterans

Active-duty military

Active-duty military personnel may submit copies of any of the following documents that confirm experience with a firearm gained during service:

  • Military orders including call to active-duty letter;
  • A statement of military service that identifies you and provides your date of entry on your current active-duty period. It must be signed by, or at the direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters.

Former military

Former military personnel can submit a DD Form 214 reflecting honorable discharge from military service.

Other acceptable forms of training documentation

Documentary evidence of experience with a firearm obtained through participation in an organized shooting competition is also acceptable.

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