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 Maryland Hand Gun Qualification (HQL) Course (VTE874)

This Handgun Qualification License training is a four-hour block of instruction which includes classroom instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant demonstrate the ability to safely fire a handgun. Unless otherwise exempt, as of October 1, 2013, a Maryland Resident must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License before they may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun. Both the instructional portion and the operation and handling demonstration of the course (via simulation) will occur in the classroom.

Approved HQL training courses are offered by Maryland State Police approved Qualified Handgun Instructors. Students must be 18 years of age to enroll. Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to submitting an application for a Handgun Qualification License. The Handgun Qualification License is only needed for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after October 1, 2013 in Maryland. You do not need a Handgun Qualification License to own a gun you already have. If class enrollment is seven or more students, the extra time built into the course allows for each student to have their fingerprints taken (required for the HQL license) as well as to apply online for their HQL from the Maryland State Police with aid from the instructor. Note: fingerprinting and the MSP online application requires an additional fee payable by credit card to outside vendors.

 

2/23, Saturday (1 Sessions)
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   

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3/16, Saturday (1 session)
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

4/27, Saturday (1 Session)
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

5/18, Saturday (1 Session)
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6/15, Saturday (1 Session)
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

7/20, Saturday (1 Session)
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Rick Sivic

Course Cost: $60.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost:  $55.00

 

  NEW!     USCCA Basic Handgun Course (VTE930)
This U.S. Concealed Carry Association course includes 6 hours of classroom instruction plus range instruction at a secure firing range off campus. The course focuses on the basic safety and use of a handgun. Students will learn universal safety rules, how to clear a semi-automatic and revolver, and ammunition components. Students will also discuss magazines, handgun selection, caliber ratings, and proper and safe firing techniques. Students are required to provide their own firearm and 100 rounds for the range exercises. Personal firearms and ammunition must be stored separately in a locked trunk of a vehicle until range firing activity. Students should also plan to bring a packed lunch.

 

 

 

3/30, Saturday (1 Session)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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6/22, Saturday (1 Session)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Rick Sivic

Course Cost: $115.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost:  $110.00

 




 

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Training (VTE902)

This classroom training covers all aspects and requirements required by Utah for eligibility to apply for a Non-Resident Utah Concealed Firearm Permit. While this permit is valid in 31 states, including Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia, it is NOT valid in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Students will complete the Utah application during the class and will be reviewed by the instructor. Required photographs and fingerprinting will be done during the class at no additional cost. Please note that if your state issues a concealed carry permit, you need to provide a copy of that permit to obtain your Utah permit. One must pass a criminal background check in order to obtain the Utah Concealed Firearm permit as well. This permit is valid for 5 years. Students should note there is also a $67.00 Permit fee to the State of Utah (paid with application submission). 

 

4/17, Wednesday (1 Sessions)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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6/6, Wednesday (1 session)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Rick Sivic

Course Cost: $110.00

Maryland Senior course cost: $105.00