Virginia Concealed Carry Law

Selected excerpts from the Code of Virginia related to Concealed Carry Permits and Handgun Safety Training

Updated December 14, 2018

§ 18.2-308.02. Application for a concealed handgun permit; Virginia resident or domiciliary.


B. The court shall require proof that the applicant has demonstrated competence with a handgun and the applicant may demonstrate such competence by one of the following, but no applicant shall be required to submit to any additional demonstration of competence, nor shall any proof of demonstrated competence expire:


7. Completing any firearms training or safety course or class, including an electronic, video, or online course, conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor;

To access all Virginia laws pertaining to handguns and concealed carry, please consult The Virginia State Police's Firearms/Concealed Handguns Page.

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