Qualifications and Student Requirements

Qualifications to obtain a South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit:

    The applicant must be at least 21 years of age to apply for the permit, and not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm.

    *  (Individuals 18 to 20 years old can take the course and receive a training certificate, however the CWP application to SLED must not be sent until the individual's 21st birthday.)

    **Non SC Residents must provide documentation showing ownership of property in the state of SC

    The applicant must attend a handgun education class, and receive a score of 70% or higher on a written examination and firing range score.

        The training course will include statutory and case law relating to handguns, the use-of-deadly force, handgun use and safety, proper storage methods and actual firing of a handgun in the presence of a SLED Certified Firearms Instructor.

    Proof of good character...whereas the applicant;

        has not been convicted of a felony;

        has not been convicted of any crime of violence;

        has not been convicted of any offenses involving the use of alcohol;

        has not been convicted of any offenses involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;

        has not been convicted of any offenses involving moral turpitude;

        has not been convicted of any offenses involving domestic violence;

        has not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed.

*A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants.


        ***The applicant must bring a handgun which is in safe operating condition and 50-rounds of ammunition to the training course.  ***


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