How It Works

How to get your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit, Fast and Easy!

  • Step 1: WATCH THE FLORIDA CONCEALED COURSE ONLINE

    Complete the Florida Concealed Weapons Permit online video which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Watch it all at once or come back later. With our state-of-the-art student learning system we'll save your spot and you can pick up where you left off.

  • Step 2: SCHEDULE YOUR LIVE FIRE APPOINTMENT

    In the state of Florida, it is required for you to shoot a real gun with real ammunition. After you've completed the online video course you'll have access to schedule your live fire with our NRA Instructor. You can view our available times & locations for the live fire below. We have classes weekly, and there is always room!

  • Step 3: ATTEND YOUR LIVE FIRE APPOINTMENT

    Attend your scheduled live fire appointment. This appointment will take approximately 30 minutes. Everything you need to complete the live fire is included, just bring your I.D. Yes, out-of-state I.D's are acceptable. When you arrive, you'll receive your certificate of completion needed to obtain your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit.

Locations & Live Fire Schedule

Complete your live fire in Tampa or Brandon


Tuesdays at 11am in Tampa
Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Brandon

Thursdays at 6:30pm in Tampa

Saturdays at 11am in Brandon
Saturdays at 3pm in Tampa

FAQ

  • Is this the class I need to get a concealed weapons permit?

    Yes, this is the class that is required by the state of Florida to get your concealed weapons permit. Yes, our class is accepted by the state of Florida.

  • How much does the class cost?

    Our Concealed Carry Classes are $59 per person. If there is more than one person (couples and friends) You will have to sign up separately but you can watch the video together, and schedule the live fire together as well. When you arrive at your live fire appointment you will have the option to purchase the application assistance. The application assistance is $20 and includes your passport photo (so look nice ;) application assistance video course where Ryan covers each question in detail and helps you correctly fill out you state application. The paper application, pre-addressed mailing envelope and fingerprint card which is needed to take to the Sheriff's office. Then you will simply mail your application in with the pre-addressed envelope provided and wait for your permit to arrive in the mail.

  • Can I schedule the live fire first?

    Unfortunately, no. You have to complete the online class first. If you're worried about availability we always have room, it may just be the next time 30 minute time slot.

  • What if I need to reschedule or cancel my booking?

    No problem, we understand life is unpredictable. If you need to reschedule or cancel you can in your booking confirmation email you received when you booked your class. Near the bottom of the confirmation email there is a link where you can view, change or cancel your booking. You may also call or text 813-545-1798 and we will be happy to assist you.

  • Is your Instructor NRA certified?

    Yes, Ryan is an NRA and USCCA certified Instructor and range safety officer.

  • How long is the class?

    The online video concealed carry class video is 90 mins long. The in-person live fire where you will come in to either our Brandon or Tampa location to shoot and pick up your certificate will take 30 minutes.

  • Can we watch together?

    Yes, if there is more than one person like couples and friends. You will sign up separately and each pay the $59 but you can watch the video together, and schedule the live fire together as well.

  • How can I schedule the Live Fire?

    Right inside your online class. Once you've completed the online concealed carry class video you will have access to the scheduling platform where you can choose from multiple days and times in Brandon or Tampa. We have classes in Tampa every Tuesday at 11:30am, Thursday at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 2:30 and Brandon every Tuesday at 6:30pm, and Saturdays at 11am.

  • What do I need to bring to the live fire?

    Just your I.D. We are going to provide everything else you need to compete the course. If you choose, you will have the opportunity to purchase the application assistance. The application assistance is $20 and includes your passport photo (so look nice), application assistance video course where Ryan covers each question in detail and helps you correctly fill out you state application. The paper application, pre-addressed mailing envelope and fingerprint card which is needed to take to the Sherrif's office. Fingerprints are free for Hillsborough county residents and $5 for non-residents. Then you will simply mail your application in with the pre-addressed envelope provided.

  • I am a beginner, is that okay?

    Yes, no problem! We all start somewhere right? Your instructor understands that many of our students are beginners and we promise he will be kind, patient and understanding with you. You will also have the opportunity at your live fire appointment to ask any questions you may have from the online video course.

  • Can I bring my own firearm?

    No, please don't. For everyones safety we only use our firearm in class. This way we can safely control the direction of the firearm at all times.

  • How do I know if I am eligible to apply for a permit?

    You may take a short questionnaire to check and see if you are eligible. Please note #4 is the training documentation you will receive when you take your concealed carry class at Carry University. https://licensing.freshfromflorida.com//firearms/prequal_questions.aspx

  • What is your address?

    We have two convenient locations available for you to complete your live fire appointment. Tampa - 1826 W. Waters Ave and Brandon - 321 E. Robertson St.

  • What is the process to get my Concealed Weapons Permit?

    These are the exact steps you will need to take to obtain your concealed carry permit. Step 1: Schedule and take a concealed carry class with Tampa Carry. The State requires you to take a class taught by an NRA Instructor, and provide proof of training. You will receive your proof of training certificate immediately after watching our online class and completing your live fire appointment. Step 2: Get your fingerprints taken at your local Sheriff's office. When you arrive at your live fire you will have the option to purchase the application assistance. The application assistance is $20 and includes your passport photo (so look nice), application assistance video course where Ryan covers each question in detail and helps you correctly fill out you state application. The paper application, pre-addressed mailing envelope and fingerprint card which is needed to take to the Sheriff's office. Step 3: Mail your application to the state of Florida with the pre-addressed envelope and wait patiently for your permit to arrive in the mail (typically 3-4 weeks)

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Start watching immediately or later. Log out and finish later, not a problem, we will save your spot! Once you complete the online portion of the class you will have access to schedule your live fire appointment. It's that easy!

Bonus Class #1

The Concealed Carry Mindset

It’s Been Called the “Concealed Carry Differentiator”. Only a Fraction of Concealed Carry Holders Every Possess it. They are the Heroes in a Violent Attack…Those without it are usually the victim. Dear concealed carry holder, Bad things do happen to good people. On August 3, 2019, a 21-year-old man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and opened fire, killing 22 people and injuring two dozen others. What’s fascinating about this shooting is that it happened in Texas, which has more than 1.4 million active concealed carry permits. Of the hundreds of shoppers in Walmart that fateful day in August, was there not one single concealed carry person to intervene and help stop the needless killing of 22 innocent people? I believe the odds say there was. What I have discovered after teaching and talking to thousands of concealed carry permit holders....(included free with your concealed carry class)
Ryan G Thomas Carry University

Bonus Class #2

The Right & Wrong Way to Carry a Gun

Attention: Concealed Carry Holders. There is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Carry your Gun. After 10 years teaching concealed carry classes and talking with 1,000’s of permit holders, I realized something. Roughly 95% of permit holders have it all wrong! Let me ask you… Do you know the three questions you must ask yourself when choosing how to conceal and carry your firearm? Here they are: Comfort - Can you carry your firearm all day without ever having to touch it? Reduce Printing - Can your gun be seen when you’re going about your daily life? Is it visible under your clothing? Ease of access - Can you get to your firearm in an instant if you would need it? If you can’t answer with a confident “YES” you are doing something wrong. Here’s why...(included free in your concealed carry course)

Bonus Class #3

The Biggest Mistakes After the Trigger is Pulled

Bonus Class #4

When it comes to using a firearm in home defense, I find many gun owners get it all wrong and end up in trouble with the law. In fact, I see it almost every day. In the news, in conversations with students, on the internet, it’s everywhere in the concealed carry community. With students, and even long time concealed carry holders, it sounds something like this. “ Yea I know the Castle Doctrine. My home and my car are my castle and I can shoot someone if they are in my house or my car.” As soon as I hear statements like that I know something… They know just enough of the Castle Doctrine to get themselves thrown in prison. There are tons of well meaning people believing they understand the Castle Doctrine that end up with a judge or jury ...(free with your concealed carry course)
Ryan G Thomas Carry University

Bonus Class #5

The Experts Guide to Traveling with Guns

Transporting and traveling with a firearm in your vehicle or on a plane is a simple process if you know exactly what you can and can not do. And if that’s not enough… You must also know what you should and should not do. I’m talking about the little things that aren’t official laws. Knowing these details can mean the difference between a smooth, incident free trip, or long drawn out hassles and delays that can result in missing your flight and possibly finding out what pavement tastes like. Although traveling and transporting guns is a simple process it should never be taken lightly. Case in point: I have a student right now that is currently serving a three year jail sentence because they made a mistake that landed them in a cage for three years along with tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills. I shouldn’t have to say this...(free with your concealed carry class)

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Only $59, complete the online video, then meet me in Tampa or Brandon to complete the live fire portion and pick up your certificate. I hope to see you soon! - Ryan
Ryan G Thomas

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Engaging and dynamic course!

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the information was great! very well presented, wasn't boring!

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Really comprehensive for an online course

Gaetano Alfano

I was nervous about doing a course of this nature online. It seems like something that is best done in person, given the gravity of the situations that are discussed in the course. That being said, he does a great job of breaking down what needs t...

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I was nervous about doing a course of this nature online. It seems like something that is best done in person, given the gravity of the situations that are discussed in the course. That being said, he does a great job of breaking down what needs to be said. It left me with no questions, which I was surprised about.

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This course was definitely worth it, very informative and interesting. Not the typical boring long winded online class. I will recommend it to everyone.

This course was definitely worth it, very informative and interesting. Not the typical boring long winded online class. I will recommend it to everyone.

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Awesome Concealed Carry Online Class - MUST TAKE FROM RYAN!

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The concealed carry online class conducted by Ryan is the best concealed carry class you can take! He is amazing and explain everything very clear and provided a lot of examples and scenarios! I highly recommend taking this course from Ryan! Pr...

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The concealed carry online class conducted by Ryan is the best concealed carry class you can take! He is amazing and explain everything very clear and provided a lot of examples and scenarios! I highly recommend taking this course from Ryan! Price is also amazing!

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Very Detailed!

Ryan Foster

Great job laying out the laws and regulations of concealed carry. The examples provided greatly helped my perspective of when, where, and how to use my concealed carry in a life threatning situation. Thanks, Ryan!

Great job laying out the laws and regulations of concealed carry. The examples provided greatly helped my perspective of when, where, and how to use my concealed carry in a life threatning situation. Thanks, Ryan!

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Very informative and explained and taught in a manor that made enjoyable to learn

Christopher Bitetto

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Great way to get strong foundation from a great instructor!!!

Orlando Jimenez

Ryan goes above and beyond with the course online with a fun but full of information that makes your course interesting, I recommend anyone that is looking to get the Concealed Carry course to do it with him. You wont regret it!!

Ryan goes above and beyond with the course online with a fun but full of information that makes your course interesting, I recommend anyone that is looking to get the Concealed Carry course to do it with him. You wont regret it!!

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Join over 20,000 other satisfied students

Start watching immediately or later. Log out and finish later, not a problem, we will save your spot! Once you complete the online portion of the class you will have access to schedule your live fire appointment. It's that easy!