What is the process to obtain my Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit?

Virginia requires individuals desiring to apply for their Concealed Handgun Permit to take a firearms safety class with a certified instructor. All +P Training instructors are Certified NRA Instructors in addition to many other credentials .

Once you have taken a firearms safety class you will complete your Application

VIRGINIA BEACH RESIDENTS The Virginia Beach Clerk of the circuit court no longer accepts handwritten applications. The application must either be typewritten or completed at the Clerk of the Courts office using the kiosk. Use the link provided for specific details.


Where do I go to submit my initial application for my Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit?

  • Chesapeake


  • Portsmouth


  • Hampton


  • Norfolk


  • Newport News


How do I renew my Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit?

Your Virginia Resident Concealed Handgun Permit is good for 5 years. You may renew your permit by mail up to 90 prior to the expiration date. The application for renewal is the same document as the application for the initial permit. Simply check the “renewal” box in the top right corner and complete the form according to the directions. You do not need to resubmit proof of training with your renewal application.

Where can I take a class and what are the details?

+P is excited to do all of the firearms training for Superior Pawn & Gun! Superior’s VB Blvd classroom has moved back inside the store on the second floor. The Intro to Handgun/CCW class is a perfect fit for shooters of all levels covering firearms safety and handgun fundamentals.

We do NOT cover the legal aspects of the Virginia code for concealing a handgun. We recommend you identify a firearms friendly attorney for legal advise.

This class DOES satisfy and exceed the requirement to apply for the Virginia Resident Concealed Handgun Permit.

What do I bring to the Basic Pistol Safety/ CCW class?

Upon submission of your course registration you will receive a follow up email with detailed information regarding directions to the classroom(please read this) as well as parking and equipment requirements.

You may bring your firearm or use an instructor firearm. All students must provide their own PPE (eye and ear protection) and ammunition (approximately 25 rounds).

I lost the certificate issued after my firearms safety class at Superior.

Students are advised to make multiple copies of the original certificate and submit a copy with the initial application for their Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Replacement certificates for students taking classes after July 1, 2020 may be replaced for $25.

Please complete the attached form:


Students taking classes prior to that date at Superior must prove attendance in the class and speak to their original instructor.

Can I reschedule my class?

Yes, you can.Class date changes must be approved via email to info@plusptraining.com at least 48 hours in advance. for instructions use the link


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