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An Official Tennessee Concealed Carry Permit Course

Take this state–approved course to complete the online education for your Concealed Handgun Carry Permit.

Tennessee Concealed Carry Law

Anyone seeking a Concealed Handgun Carry Permit in Tennessee must complete a state–approved firearms training course.

Get Your Tennessee Concealed Carry Permit in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Study and Pass the Online Course
    Study the $49.95 course and pass the online test.

  2. Apply Online
    Complete your application and CCP Proof of Training Form.

  3. Submit CCP Proof of Training Form
    File your application at a Driver Services Center.

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Official Tennessee Concealed Carry Online Course

This concealed carry course is approved by the and satisfies all state requirements.

Concealed Carry Application Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age or older (or 18 years of age or older and a United States Armed Forces member with active, retired veteran, or honorable discharge status)
  • Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency
  • Must not be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a handgun in any U.S. state
  • Must be a resident of Tennessee
  • Additional qualifications

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Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
615-251-5166

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits


Concealed Handgun Carry Permit

  • This permit allows for concealed carry ONLY.
  • Applicant must complete a Tennessee–approved Concealed Carry Course.
  • Applicant must fill out a CCP Proof of Training form and submit along with training proof.
  • Permittee may not carry at any school or university (public or private).
  • Permit requires a name-based background check every 5 years.
  • Permit is issued for eight years.

Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit

  • This permit allows for open or concealed carry.
  • Course requires an 8-hour handgun safety course including time at the shooting range or proof of a state–accepted alternative course.
  • Permit entitles the permittee to carry any handgun that permittee legally owns or possesses.
  • Permittee must carry the permit at all times while carrying a handgun and shall display the permit on demand of a law enforcement officer.
  • Permit is issued for eight years.

Tennessee Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Concealed carry reciprocity maps display the states that honor a concealed carry permit or license from another particular state. If you plan to carry a handgun in another state, make sure you check that state's reciprocity laws before doing so.

Tennessee Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map

This map is accurate as of November 2020.

What to Expect From Concealed Carry Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe handgun-shooting practices.

Comprehensive Concealed Carry Education Content

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for online concealed carry education in Tennessee.

The course includes easy-to-understand handgun safety instructions and self-defense information. Whether you're an experienced shooter or a first-time handgun owner, this concealed carry course will prepare you to carry a handgun safely and responsibly.

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Handgun Information in Tennessee

Handgun regulations and laws are established by federal, state, and local governments. For information about these regulations and laws, visit the following websites.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Concealed Carry Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

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We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Concealed Carry Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

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214-351-0461

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Tennessee Approved

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Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue Nashville, TN 37243 615-251-5166

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

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