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5465 Randolph Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Maryland HQL, Maryland Conceal Carry

Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) 


For new handgun owners in the State of Maryland, this is where your journey begins. We offer a state-approved firearms safety training course specially crafted to fulfill the requirements of the Handgun Qualification License (HQL).​  If you or your adult family members are not in need of the license but are looking for a safety course based around firearms, this course will satisfy that need.  The HQL course will cover the following topics: 


  • The Cardinal Rules of Safety
  • Storage and Handling 
  • Care and Cleaning
  • Basic/Intermediate Nomenclature Pistols
  • Basic Nomenclature Long Guns
  • Ballistics
  • Hands on Practical Exercises
  • Proper Shooting Fundamentals
  • Maryland Firearms Related Laws



Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to submitting an application for a Handgun Qualification License.  Application must be accompanied by the receipt from the Fingerprinting service, dated by less than 30 days prior to submition.


Who Needs It

A person may not purchase, rent, or receive a handgun after October 1, 2013 unless they possess a valid Handgun Qualification License (HQL) issued by the Maryland State Police.


  • $90 per student

  • Onsite fingerprinting available (additional fee)

  • Total course time 4 hrs (class/range)

  • Courses held in both Gaithersburg & Frederick

  • Lunch will be provided @ Frederick Course Location Only

  • Minimum student 6, max 16



Scheduled course dates:             Click "Register For Course" to see calendar