“Knowing is not enough, we must apply, willing is not enough,WE MUST DO”. -Goeth

Check your state and local laws before carrying a handgun, concealed or otherwise. Laws vary from state to state. Some states allow concealed carry without a permit, some require a permit, and some states do not allow concealed handgun carry at all. All states put restrictions on where and how handguns can be carried legally.
In addition, several states outlaw particular modes of concealed carry. Your local law enforcement department or district attorney’s office should now the details.

Firearms training should be sought out by a qualified and competent instructor

The Concealed weapons program is admininistered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (www.freshfromflorida.com phone 1800-435-7352) in accordance with the law. Section 790.06(1), Florida concealed weapons or firearms as those carried in a manner that conceals them from ordinary sight of another person.

Eligibility for CCW License (For state of Florida):

A citizen, of the United States, or a lawfully permanent resident alien, by the U.S.
I.N.S. If you are not a citizen of the U.S. you must submit documentation issued by I.N.S. proving you are a legal resident alien who has resided in your state for at least 90 consecutive days prior to the date of application.
Proof of residence includes but not is limited to:
Utility bills, Telephone bills, and cable bills.
You must be 21 years of age
You must demonstrate competency with a firearm.

Where You CAN NOT GO or are Prohibited by law from caring a concealed weapon.

  • Police, Sheriff, or Highway Patrol Station
  • Prison, jail, or courtroom
  • Any meeting of legislature, municipality, or special district
  • Meeting of legislature, municipality or special district
  • School building, college, or sporting event not related to firearms
  • Any section of an establishment licensed to serve alcohol
  • Airport, bus, or train passenger terminal
  • Any place where firearms are forbidden by Federal Law

See Section 790.06(12) for a complete listing. Those places marked by an asterisk(*) may have additional restrictions.