How to apply for your Tennessee Handgun Concealed Carry Permit

Concealed Handgun Carry Permit

  • Must be a Tennessee resident
  • Complete this course and print your certificate of completion.
  • Must fill out Proof of training form provided for download within the course.
  • Once the course has been completed, you will go to a Driver Services Center. At the Driver Services Center:
  • Pay application fee of $65 for an eight (8) year permit
  • Submit completed LProof of Training form along with your Certificate of Completion.
  • Provide CERTIFIED PROOF of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency (Photocopies will not be accepted)
  • Provide proof of full SSN
  • Have photo taken
  • If you do not currently have a Tennessee driver license, you must submit two proofs of Tennessee residency with your name and resident address - NO P.O. BOXES (Documents must be current and within last 4 months.)
  • Present a photo ID to the Department at the time of filing the application
  • Once transaction is complete, the examiner will provide you with the instructions for being fingerprinted
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed