Handgun Qualification License - Standard
A Maryland license issued by the Secretary that authorizes a person to purchase, rent, or receive a handgun.
The Handgun Qualification License is only needed for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after 10/1/13. A License is not necessary to own a gun you already have.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
Requirements for the Handgun Qualification License can be found here.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my license?
Maintaining Your License
Renewal after 10 Years
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license
Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.