Statewide License Detail
Handgun Qualification License - Standard
A license issued by the Secretary that authorizes a person to purchase, rent, or receive a handgun.
For the HQL Standard, you are required to take a 4 hour training course of instruction that includes the following minimum curricula:
1. State Firearm Law. Overview of the State firearm laws, including discussion of what constitutes a regulated firearm, how to properly purchase or transfer a firearm, where allowed to carry or transport a firearm, when necessary to possess a carry permit, who is prohibited from possessing firearms, and state law relating to minors, permissible levels of force, and use of deadly force.
2. Home Firearm Safety. Overview of handgun and firearm safety in the home, including discussion of access to minors, locking and storing of firearms, and use of safety devices, such as secure lock boxes.
3. Handgun Mechanisms and Operation. Overview of the proper operation and safe handling of a handgun, including cleaning and maintenance, the loading and unloading of ammunition, and the differences between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.
4. Operation and Handling Demonstration. Orientation component that demonstrates the person’s safe operation and handling of a firearm, to include a “live fire” component in which the applicant safely shoots the weapon. An applicant may not be required to fire in excess of 15 yards during qualifications.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
If a question is answered yes to any of the questions on the application then corresponding documentation must be submitted.
Four-hour HQL training course.
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.