Online Concealed Carry Course for Legal Carry in Louisiana

Completing our online course will allow you to apply for your Virginia Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit which is honored in the state of Louisiana.

Do you need Concealed Carry education?

Some counties require education to legally carry a concealed firearm in the state of Louisiana.

Carry Legally in Louisiana with the Online Course

Louisiana residents and nonresidents can apply for the Virginia Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit. Simply complete our online concealed carry course and apply for your permit. Your permit is honored in the state of Louisiana, as well as 28 other states.

The Virginia Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit only requires completion of our online training course. You are not required to complete an in-person training component.

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Opt for In-Person Classroom and Firearms Training

You must successfully complete an in-person firearms safety and training course taught by an NRA or P.O.S.T. certified instructor that is registered with Louisiana State Police. The minimum length for the class is 9 hours. A state-approved course will include both classroom instruction and live range time (shooting).

If I Opt for In-Person Training, How Do I Apply for My Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit?

  • Verify requirements with your local law enforcement agency
    We recommend that you confirm all concealed carry application requirements with your local law enforcement agency. Learn more about the Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit here.
  • Complete your state-approved firearms training course
    You must successfully complete a firearms safety and training course from a state-approved firearms instructor and demonstrate competency and qualification with a handgun. You will need to submit proof of certification when applying for your Concealed Handgun Permit.
  • Submit your completed application to the Louisiana State Police
    The Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Application can be found here. You must submit your completed application, pay the required fees, complete all required training and submit all required supplemental forms and materials. You will need to submit your completed application to the Louisiana State Police:
    Louisiana State Police
    Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
    PO Box 66375
    Baton Rouge, LA 70896
  • Submit fingerprints for processing
    Contact your local police office, local sheriff's department, or State Police Headquarters for fingerprinting. Prints must be submitted on an FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card and the card should be completed as outlined in the permit application instructions.
  • Louisiana Resident Requirements

    • Applicants must be at least 21 years old
    • Must be eligible to possess a firearm per state and federal guidelines
    • Must be a resident of the state of Louisiana
    • Must have a clean criminal and mental health background
    • Not have committed a felony or other disallowed criminal offense
    • Not be an abuser of alcohol or addicted to any illegal substances

    Louisiana Nonresident Requirements

    Nonresidents are not eligible to apply for a Louisiana Concealed Carry Permit.

    Louisiana Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    The following states recognize the Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit:
    AL, AK, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

    Louisiana honors concealed carry permits from the following states:
    AL, AK, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, WY

    Louisiana Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map
    This map is accurate as of October 2017.