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Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Class

 

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This is a MSP-approved firearms safety training class that satisfies the training requirements to apply
for the Handgun Qualification License (HQL). This class is for NON-EXEMPT residents of Maryland who wish
to apply for the Handgun Qualification License (HQL) in  order to purchase a handgun.
Exemption details can be found on the Maryland State Police Website

Disclaimer: Successful completion of this class does NOT guarantee the issuance of a Handgun Qualification License (HQL). Successful completion of this class will only allow you to apply for the Handgun Qualification License (HQL).

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This class consists of 4-hours of classroom instruction and approximately 1-hour of range time. During the classroom portion of this class, the following topics will be discussed: Application Process, State Firearm Law, Home Firearm Safety and Handgun Mechanisms and Operations. During the range portion of this class, there will be a “live-fire” component in which each student must safely shoot 1-2 rounds from a handgun. Upon successful completion of this class, each student will receive their Handgun Qualification License (HQL) training certificate. 

 

CLASS LENGTH:

Approximately 4-5 Hours (4 Hours + Range Time)


CLASS FEE:

$30.00 Per Person  


STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

·Students must bring a valid driver’s license or state issued ID to class with them for verification. 
·Students must arrive on time and be present for the entire duration of class. 


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

This class includes classroom instruction, range time and your Handgun Qualification License (HQL) training certificate. In addition, the cost of this class covers the use of a firearm, ammunition, targets, ear protection and eye protection. Please do NOT bring firearms or ammunition to this class. 


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

1. LiveScan Fingerprints (Secure Fingerprints: $65.00) - This class does NOT include LiveScan fingerprints. You cannot submit your Handgun Qualification License (HQL) application until fingerprinting is completed, unless you already possess a Maryland Concealed “Wear and Carry” Permit. Fingerprints must be submitted electronically via an approved LiveScan fingerprint provider. Paper fingerprint cards/ink fingerprints will NOT be accepted. See note below. 

2. State Application Fee (Orginial/Initial: $50.00) - This class does NOT include the state application fee. This fee must be paid directly to the Maryland State Police when submitting your Handgun Qualification License (HQL) application. 

NOTE: Secure Fingerprints (a LiveScan fingerprint provider) will be offering LiveScan fingerprint services at our facility before each of our scheduled Handgun Qualification License (HQL) classes. These services are walk-in only; no appointment necessary. MSAR is NOT affiliated with Secure Fingerprints or any other LiveScan fingerprint provider. MSAR only allows Secure Fingerprints to offer LiveScan fingerprint services at our facility for the convenience of our valued customers. For more information, please contact Secure Fingerprints directly at (410) 350-1540.


APPLICATION PROCESS:

After you pass this class successfully and complete your LiveScan fingerprints, you must complete and submit an application for a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) to the Maryland State Police. The application for a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) must be submitted online through the Maryland State Police Online Services WebpageCompleted applications take about 2-4 weeks to process and become active. Once active, you will be mailed your Handgun Qualification License (HQL) in 7-10 business days. 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The training provided in this class is only valid for 3 years. Therefore, you must submit your Handgun Qualification License (HQL) application within 3 years of completing this class. LiveScan fingerprints are only valid for 1 year.

 

 

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