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What are the steps I need to take to get a CCW license?
  • Read the application, in particular the first two pages and the last two pages, to be sure you are eligible to obtain a CCW License.
  • Fill out the online application and submit the required fees.
  • You will be given a date for an interview with the CCW coordinator.
  • Appear on time (maybe a little early) for you interview.
  • You will be interviewed (approximately 30 to 40 minutes).
  • You will be fingerprinted (prints go to California Department of Justice and the FBI).  Prints are checked against both California and Federal arrest records.
  • After the interview, arrange for and attend 16 hours of CCW training and a range qualification from a Humboldt County Approved trainer. (We do not accept training from out of county trainers).
  • Wait for your fingerprint clearances and background to be completed (time will be dependent on CCW applicant load), approximately 1 month.
  • You will receive a notification that your permit is ready. 
  • Pay the remaining fees due (online).
  • Go to the Sheriff’s Office and pick up your permit.

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1. What are the steps I need to take to get a CCW license?
2. What should you expect during the interview?
3. What firearms are included on the CCW License?
4. Where does my license allow me to carry?
5. What rules must I follow while carrying my firearms concealed?
6. What happens if I get pulled over and am carrying a concealed firearm?
7. If your license is lost or stolen?
8. How long is the permit good for?
9. How do I renew my CCW license?
10. Can my CCW license be revoked?
11. Can I obtain a license to open carry?
12. What if my question isn't listed?
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