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Maryland Wear & Carry Permit Training - $300

Permits for Civilians, Business Owners,

Duration: 16 hours Classroom, 1 hour range

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This course is designed for those who are beginner students looking to familiarize themselves with the essentials of properly handling, transporting, storing, and shooting a handgun.

Upon completion the two-day course students will gain the certification needed to obtain the Maryland Wear Carry Permit (HQL included),

The course includes a certificate upon completion, one-hour sessions of pistol instruction, as well as a target, and firearm. While we provide firearms for the range portion, students are encouraged to bring their own personal firearms. The classroom segment will take place at Archangel Training Academy 5758 Silver Hill RD, District Heights MD, and the range time will follow the class on a weekday.  If you cannot come to the range on a weekday, please do not take this course. We do not go to the range on weekends.  The range name is Maryland Small Arms, and it is located at 9801 Fallard CT, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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Topics Covered

This 16 hour, 50 round live fire course is requirement to obtain the Maryland Permit to Wear and Carry Permit (CFP).  In addition to the minimum requirements issued by the Maryland State Police this course will:

  • Cover the fundamentals of handgun safety, operation and marksmanship
  • Discuss Maryland, Federal gun law
  • Review self-defense law
  • Provide the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively carry a holstered, concealed firearm on a regular basis
  • Teach fundamental and also practical techniques for efficient and effective presentation of a handgun from a holster
  • Provide entry level training for reloads and also malfunctions
  • Discuss mindset, awareness, shoot/don't shoot scenarios, etc...

Inside a vehicle, the gun should be in a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment while also separating the firearm and the ammunition. It should be in a locked container and it should not be in the glove compartment or console.

Essentially, people in Maryland should transport the gun in a safety locked box or a mounted safety locked box, not in the driver’s compartment or within the driver’s immediate control. It could even be in the trunk. The trunk could have certain safes or locked boxes built in, which is common for hunters. They want to have a place to safely store a rifle and when they are going somewhere to hunt.

It is recommended to move out of the way in order to ensure that firearms are not in a zip-locked bag or a transport case. The case itself has to be separate, even disassembled if possible, and kept separate from the ammunitions. An individual should store it at the furthest end of the vehicle as far away from the driver as possible. Alternatively, the individual could put the firearm under the rear seat or mounted on the rear of that back seat so no one can grab it while driving a vehicle.

When a person is literally not going to and from the place they purchased it, and from a range or to and from a business establishment where they are allowed to carry it, there are exceptions. They include going to hunt, training, certification, safety class. The person may also be sponsored to have a weapon. There is really no other reason to have it on them.

An individual cannot transport firearms on public transportation because they are going to be in public around other people.

An example of someone who is never allowed to transport a firearm in Maryland is anyone with a prior felony conviction. If they do unlawfully transport a firearm, the law will prosecute them not only for the actual wear, transport, and carry but also for having a disqualifier, which is being in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

There is a good amount of crossover in terms of wear, transport and carry unlawful carry of a firearm punishments. An individual has to be very careful as to where they into the category and how the penalties could affect them.

For example, a handgun offense, the unlawful wearing or carrying is 3 years minimum. On a second offense, the punishment is 10 years to 30 years. They are all the same for first offenses and basic for either possessing or unlawfully possessing. The penalties increase if the handgun itself is stolen.

If the gun owner is stopped while driving into Maryland, and disclose that they do have a firearm to the police who was stopping them, they will be arrested. That means the person must return to the State of Maryland later because our penalties are much more stringent than others, especially surrounding states like Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In states where the carry conceal licensing permits are distinctly different than in Maryland, a person cannot just carry conceal – even the exception has made it illegal for law enforcement, both current and former law enforcement on state and federal levels, or for the military to do this.

**While this course satisfies all the requirements as issued by the Maryland State Police, Instructor John Ayala does not generally guarantee that the applicant will receive the Maryland Permit to Carry a Handgun.


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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will receive a certificate of complation at the end of the course.

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Concealed Carry License, Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements


*The student is responsible for application fees, fingerprinting fees, and any other fees required by the state you are applying for a permit.   

NOTE: Any students who have a Marijana or Capon small on or in their clothing will not be allowed to take class. And will not receive a refund.

All students must pay: 

When you applied for class online you paid a depoist of $125. You owe a balance of $125

If student did not add on the ammo and range fees at the time of booking. The fees must be paid the first day of class. Cash only. Cashapp, Apple Pay, credit or debit cards will not be accepted.

$30 - for Ammo 

$40 - Range fee 

All required items must be submitted electronically. These items include:

             A copy of your firearms training certificate


             Fingerprint receipt number

             Any supporting documentation for the application

You will be prompted to attach your items at the correct time.

Maryland Wear & Carry

Have to use Internet Explore

Click link below.

Click Create a Account

Complete the registration form.

Type in the date Upper left
Type in the PCN/TCN live scan number
Print it off

Handgun Permit initial $75
Renewal $50
Private Detective initial $15
Renewal $10
Security officer initial $15
Renewal $10

No chrome
No Apple products
No Hand written format will be accepted.

My HQL # QHIC-2020-0104

Wear and Carry:  Below is the information that you should provide to the LiveScan technician for fingerprinting:
Agency Authorization Number: 9400082484

Agency ORI Number: MDMSP6000

Reason Fingerprinted: MD Public Safety Article, Section 5-305

For fingerprints and passport photo contact one of the agencies below:

PreventFirst (Notory available)
3710 Rivera Street
Temple Hills MD
Mon - Fri 10am to 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm to 3pm
Maryland Small Arms
Contact Nick

Wear and Carry MD Gun Laws 

Maryland Concealed Carry Gun Laws: WCHP & Reciprocity Map | USCCA(Last Updated 05/18/2021) (

Firearms Safety Act of 2013

2013 Regular Session - Senate Bill 281 Chapter (

Who Should Apply?
A person may not purchase, rent, or receive a handgun after October 1, 2013 unless they possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) issued by the Maryland State Police or qualify for exemption status.

States That Honor Maryland Concealed Carry
  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
  3. Arizona – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
  4. Arkansas
  5. Idaho
  6. Indiana
  7. Iowa
  8. Kansas – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
  9. Kentucky
  10. Maine
  11. Michigan
  12. Mississippi – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
  13. Missouri – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
  14. Montana
  15. New Hampshire
  16. North Carolina
  17. Ohio
  18. Oklahoma
  19. South Dakota
  20. Tennessee
  21. Texas
  22. Utah
  23. Vermont
  24. Virginia
  25. West Virginia
  26. Wisconsin

Exceptions to possession of the HQL License

  1. A Licensed Firearms Manufacturer.
  2. Active law enforcement officer or a person retired in good standing from a law enforcement agency of the United States (Federal Law Enforcement), the State, or a local law enforcement agency of the State.
  3. Active or retired member of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard and possesses a valid military identification card.
  4. A person purchasing, renting or receiving an antique, curio or relic as defined in federal law.
  5. Maryland licensed firearms dealers. (Sole Proprietors)

Required to have the HQL, but exempt from the training component

  1. Someone who completed a firearms safety training course approved by the Secretary of the Department of Maryland State Police.
  2. Has completed a course of instruction in the competency and safety of firearms as prescribed under Natural Resources Article, §10-301.1, Annotated Code of Maryland. Application for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Course Certificate can be obtained from here and may be used in lieu of Qualified Handgun Instruction.
  3. Is currently a qualified handgun instructor.
  4. Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard.
  5. Is an employee of an armored car company who has a handgun permit issued by MSP.
  6. Lawfully owns a regulated firearm, you do not have to complete the training to apply for the Handgun Qualification License.

In accordance with the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, individuals who are voluntarily admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility (either state, private or acute general), for a period of 30 consecutive days or more, or involuntarily certified and retained by an Administrative Law Judge may have to surrender their firearms and will be prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm unless an individual is granted relief from firearm disqualification. MDH makes available to persons who are prohibited from possessing certain firearms a process to apply for relief from these prohibitions.


*The student is responsible for range fees, application fees, fingerprinting fees, and any other fees required by the State of Maryland.    

*The student will supply his/her own firearm, eye/hearing protection, holster, 2 magazines, and 50 rounds of ammunition. Firearms and ammo are available for those who have not yet purchased a handgun. 

All students must pay: 

$20 for Ammo (Students can provide Your own FMJ ammo must be 20 rounds) 

$40 range fee, 

$10 gun rental (Students can provide their own weapon)

If you did not add on the above fees at the time of booking. The fees must be paid the first day of class. Cash ONLY. Apple pay, Cashapp, credit or debit cards will not be accepted.

Permits are approved at the discretion of the Maryland State Police.

Safe Firearms Storage 


Maryland State Police Fee

Acceptable methods of payment include Visa or MasterCard

Original/Initial – $50.00 - Fingerprint Fees not included
Renewal – $20.00 - Fingerprint not required

Replacement/Duplicate - $20.00

Wear and Carry - $75

As of January 1, 2021, the Maryland State Police Licensing Division has discontinued printing Handgun Qualification Licenses (HQL). All HQL applicants approved on or after January 1, 2021, will receive, via email, a notification that the application has been reviewed and approved.  Approved applications will have the HQL attached to the email. Applicants have the option of printing the HQL if they desire a paper copy of the license.  This paper license, or an electronic copy of the license, must be presented to a dealer or any other person, prior to selling, renting, or transferring a handgun, in accordance with MD Public Safety §5-117.1 and COMAR

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Range Certification
Students who do not complated their range certification within 90 days of classroom training must pay and retake the  classroom training again before being reschedule for range certification.

Refund Policy
*TERMS AND CONDITIONS - All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date unless notice of cancellation is 7 days or more of the scheduled course. Payments are able to be transferred to another individual, however the cancellation policy will still apply and it's upon the purchaser to notify Archangel Training Academy in advance of the change.

Archangel Training Academy reserves the right to reschedule any course date due to the minimum amount of scheduled customers not being met, all deposits will be held for a future course date to be determined by Archangel Training Academy.

Range Schedule Policy:

  • Any cancellation or reschedule made less than 24 hours will result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be equal to 100 percent of the range fee $40. 
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your range time, we may not be able to accommodate you. In this case, the same cancellation fee will apply. We will do our very best to reschedule your range time for another time that is convenient to you.
  • In the event of a true, unavoidable emergency, all or part of your cancellation fee may be applied to future reange fee.

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Approved Wear and Carry Permit training courses are offered by Maryland State Police approved Qualified Handgun Instructors who have established an account through the Maryland State Police MyLicense/E-Gov site. Training is valid until the permit expiration. However, you must receive subsequent training within 2 years of submitting your renewal or subsequent application.
Wear and Carry Permit (

Wear and Carry Permits may be issued to any adult (18 years of age or over) who meets the following criteria:

  1. An applicant between 18 and 21 years of age may only be issued a wear and carry permit to possess a regulated firearm required for employment. - P.S. 5-133 (d)(2)(v)
  2. Has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year has been imposed; or convicted of a criminal offense for which you could have been sentenced to more than 2 years incarceration.
  3. Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance;
  4. Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance unless under legitimate medical direction;
  5. Based on an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render the person’s possession of a handgun a danger to the person or others;
  6. As of October 1, 2013, has successfully completed the Maryland State Police approved firearms training course within 2 years prior to submitting the original or renewal application. 

As of October 1, 2013, all new, renewal, and subsequent applicants must successfully complete required firearms training, within 2 years, prior to submitting the application. 

As of October 1, 2016 Fingerprints will no longer be required for renewal application submissions.  Fingerprints are still required for all initial/origin?al Handgun Permit applications. (MD SB208 2016)