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General Category => Get Local => Virginia => Topic started by: GunLink on March 03, 2015, 09:46:49 AM

Title: Online Training to Get Virginia Resident or Non-Resident CCW Permit
Post by: GunLink on March 03, 2015, 09:46:49 AM
We wrote about the Carry Academy ( online CCW training course on the GunLink Blog ( a while back.  Since we have recently revamped the local boards here on the GunLink forums, we thought that this would be the perfect place to share the info.

In addition to Iowa and Oregon, the Carry Academy class meets the training requirements for a CCW permit in the state of Virginia, including for non-residents.  The class is all online and takes less than an hour, so if you are having trouble fitting a CCW class - or if you are just using that as an excuse - you can now take care of your training requirement during your lunch break. 

One of the things that makes a Virginia non-resident permit so handy is the number of states that honor them.  According to, Virginia non-resident permits are honored in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and. Wyoming.

Virginia non-resident permit are, however, not honored in:  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, Washington, American Samoa, District of Columbia, and N. Mariana Islands.

Carry Academy offers the following information on their website for non-residents:
Virginia Non-Residents
Request an Application Package by contacting the Virginia State Police Firearms Transaction Center in writing at the below address or on-line at All written requests must include the applicant’s complete name and mailing address. A telephone number is also requested. Send written requests to:

Firearms Transaction Center
Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Department of State Police
P.O. Box 85141
Richmond, VA 23285-5141

For more information, visit the Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits page ( on the Virginia State Police website.


For more information, check out our writeup on the blog ( or visit the Carry Academy website ( directly.