DC Concealed Handgun Permit Class

Pursuant to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Wrenn v. District of Columbia and Grace v. District of Columbia, applicants for a license to carry a concealed handgun in the District of Columbia no longer need to provide a good reason for carrying a handgun.

Suitability Requirements to be Licensed to Carry a Concealed Firearm

In addition to meeting all of the Eligibility Requirements to Register a Firearm, an individual applying to carry a concealed firearm must meet the follwing suitability requirements:

  1. Meets all the requirements for a person registering a firearm.
  2. Completed a firearms training course by an instructor certified by the Chief (You may apply for an exemption based on previous training within the past 2 years)
  3. Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance, unless the habitual use of a controlled dangerous substance is under licensed medical direction.
  4. Has not exhibited propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render a person’s possession of a concealed pistol a danger to the person or another.
  5. Does not currently suffer nor has suffered in the previous five years from any mental disorder, illness, or condition that creates a substantial risk that he or she is a danger to himself or herself or others.

DC Concealed Handgun Permit Course:

This course will cover:

1. Revolvers & Semi-Automatic Pistols
2. Firearm Safety
3. Restricting Access to Firearms
4. The Safety Check
5. Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance
6. Safe Firearm Storage
7. Safe Transport of Firearms


Please Print your First and Last name on each form PRIOR to the class and return them to astai.org@gmail.com

There are only 3 forms, and each form takes less than 30-seconds to read and complete.

1. ASTAI Acknowledgement of Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition https://astai.us/form-pdfs/acknowledgement_of_qualification.php

2. ASTAI Release Waiver https://astai.us/form-pdfs/release_waiver.php

3. ASTAI Photograph Video Release Form https://astai.us/form- pdfs/photograph_video_release.php