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Florida Non-Resident Pistol Permit Class

Course Price: $80-95.00 (see course description)
Course Times: Variable
Course Designer: Dave Jenkins

In addition to the highly successful Utah Non-Resident Permit program, we are also offering the Florida Non-Resident Permit certification class.  In this training class, we will do a FLORIDA-oriented law section, along with safety, mindset, and use of force. During the lecture, we will do your photograph and notary.

It is fairly easy to get the Florida Permit, BUT they require proof of training and competency with a handgun.  This means you have to have a certificate from an NRA Basic Pistol class, or a letter or certificate issued by a certified instructor stating that you have completed a session that includes live-fire and competency with a handgun.  There are many other options that Florida will accept, but if you want to be sure, contact us by phone or email.




1. A photocopy of a certificate of completion of any of the courses or classes listed below. Do not send your original certificate

because it cannot be returned.

2. A copy of any document which shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation in firearms competition;

3. An affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization, or group that conducted or taught the course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant below. Be sure to submit the original (notarized) affidavit but make a copy for your records because it cannot be returned.

• Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or a similar agency of another state;

• Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course;

Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law enforcement, junior college, college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school, utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;

• Completion of 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;

• Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition or military service (persons serving in the United States Armed Forces may submit a copy of their Military ID Card; discharged persons may submit a copy of the DD-214);

• Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state or a county or municipality of this state, unless such license has been revoked for cause;

Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor.


If, for any reason, you do not possess any of the above listed documents, please contact us for details on arranging a live-fire session.


If you have already attended one of our handgun training classes, (Basic Pistol, DPS101, 201, 301, etc.) then all you need to do is submit a copy of the certificate from the class.

The Florida permit is renewable after seven (7) years.

The Florida Non-Resident permit is honored in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming Current as of 5/13/2013 (

IMPORTANT NOTE: Florida is now processing applications using a Personal "T" Number. Each application's number is different and will be used for tracking when your application is submitted. Because the tracking number is unique for each individual application, it is very important that you do not make copies of your application and provide them to others for their use. If another person submits a copy of “your” application to our Division, the tracking number can no longer be used to check the status of your application.

You MUST download an application booklet from the following link: (Click on "CW Download)

Print either the whole booklet or just the application on the last 2 pages, fill it out but DO NOT SIGN IT unless you are in front of a notary, and bring it to the class.


Subjects Covered:

  • Use of deadly force doctrine lecture (FLA Statute 776)
  • Florida-specific laws and regulations on concealed carry (FLA Statute 790)
  • Handgun safety and operation overview
  • Mindset and philosophy of carrying a handgun for self defense
  • Your photograph(s)
  • Notary stamp  
  • Florida application steps 

      NOTE: We will be providing your fingerprints, photgraphs, and a notary during the class.

    • If after reading the requirements for the permit application, you still have questions, please contact us.

    • Required Equipment:


    • A black ink pen  
    • A Florida Permit application. You must download the application from here. (Click on "CW Download)
    • Your State Driver's license or other gov't issued PHOTO ID 



    • Prerequisites:



      Frequently Asked Questions


      Florida Non-Resident Pistol Permit Class

      Q. I took the Utah class and just received a letter from Florida that my fingerprints were rejected. What do I do?
      A. One option is to call the RPD, LLC office at 585-406-6758 and make arrangements to attend another permit class to have them redone prior to the beginning of the lecture. However, since time is of the essence, the best thing to do is to have your fingerprints redone by your local Police, Sheriff, or State Police office so you can return them in a timely manner.

      Q. What verification of training and competency does Florida accept for their Non Resident Permit?
      A. Florida accepts a DD-214, any Hunter's Safety Training Certificate, Any NRA live fire class, or a certificate from an NRA Instructor. If an NRA Instructor signs off on your training, it MUST be live fire. Don't let someone tell you it's OK to give you the certificate if you do not actually handle, shoot, and unload a handgun safely.

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      Upcoming Class Dates:

      Canandaigua, NY
      March 22nd 2015
      1pm to 5pm
      w/ RPD, LLC NRA Certified Instructors

      Fulton, NY
      May 9th 2015
      9am to 1pm
      w/ RPD, LLC NRA Certified Instructors

      Horseheads, NY
      March 14th 2015
      9am to 1pm
      w/ RPD, LLC NRA Certified Instructors
      July 11th 2015
      9am to 1pm
      w/ RPD, LLC NRA Certified Instructors

      Rochester, NY
      March 28th 2015
      8am to 12 noon
      w/ RPD, LLC NRA Certified Instructors
      April 19th 2015
      1pm to 5pm
      w/ RPD, LLC NRA Certified Instructors




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