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Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP)



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CWP New, Renewal, or Replacements Online


NOTICE

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) implemented a new Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system on May 1st, 2018. SLED in partnership with IdentoGo by IDEMIA, has developed the SLED EasyPath system. This streamlined system allows SLED to process CWP's as required by statute, while offering applicants a new online renewal process and adding a new online permit replacement feature as well.

In the next phase, SLED will implement a new online CWP registration and electronic fingerprinting capture system that will be available starting January 8th, 2019. This phase will allow applicants for a NEW SC CWP to begin the application online and set up an appointment at an available IdentoGo site. At the IdentoGo site they can submit their CWP application documentation and have their fingerprints taken and sent to SLED electronically. SLED will continue to process all submitted applications received from the IdentoGo appointments made online and any applications made by mail.

If you wish to continue to schedule your NEW CWP application onsite appointment, start an online permit renewal or replacement application, please click this link, but if you wish to submit a paper application and mail directly to SLED, please click here.

*** To change or cancel an existing appointment, please click here and select the section "To Look Up or Change an Existing Appointment" ***.


CWP New or Renewal by Mail


Guide for completing a new or renewal CWP paper application.

  • Mark the box that applies to your situation (Disabled Veteran, Retired/Former Military, Active Military, Retired Law Enforcement, or Active Law Enforcement).
  • For a new application, enter new in the Applicant Type space and leave the CWP number space blank.
  • If renewing, enter Renewal in Applicant Type space and write your CWP number in the space provided.
  • Fill in your full name (Last name, first name, middle name, suffix).
  • Fill in your residential address (where you live currently).
  • Fill in your mailing address (where you would like your permit mailed once ready).
  • Fill in your social security number, driver license number and your alien number (if you have one).
  • Fill in your date and place of birth in the space provided (state is fine).
  • Fill in your race, sex, height (ex: 6'2"), weight, eye color, and hair color.
  • Fill in your home phone, business phone, cell phone, and email (not all are needed to process your application.
  • If you are a new CWP applicant, you will need to submit all of the proper documentation along with your application. Please see the FAQs for any questions concerning the proper documents that are needed.
  • If you are a new CWP applicant, we will need (2) completed and signed fingerprint cards submitted along with your application.
  • If you are filling out a renewal application, you DO NOT have to submit any fingerprint cards.
  • If you are filling out a renewal application, you DO NOT have to fill in your training date, instructor cert. number, or student number as it is NOT needed to complete your renewal application.
  • If you are filling out a renewal application, you DO NOT need to have an instructor signature or date (as you are just renewing your permit).
  • 14. Check the appropriate boxes indicating South Carolina residence status, required training completion, and federal applicable question(s).
  • 15. Sign and date your new and/or renewal application at the bottom of the application in the space provided.
  • Make certain to also provide a copy of your current South Carolina driver license (making certain that it is current & the address that you have listed on the application you filled out matches such).
  • If you are a Disabled Veteran, or Retired Law Enforcement you must provide documentation proving such status.
  • Please mail your renewal to the address provided below, and mark it as noted:

    SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
    Attention CWP Renewal PO Box 21398 Columbia, SC 29221

  • The link for the CWP paper new and renewal application is below:


CWP Forms









CWP Statistics


Concealed Weapon Permit Statistics for 2020

Active Permits on December 31, 2020……………………………………. 418,828
Permits Issued in 2020…………………………………………………….. 105,868
Permit Applications Denied in 2020………………………………………. 2,733
Permits Revoked in 2020………………………………………………….. 1,221
Total Historical CWP Applications and Permits on December 31, 2020…. 561,416


Instructor Section


The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) implemented a new Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system on May 1st, 2018. SLED in partnership with IdentoGo by IDEMIA, has developed the SLED EasyPath system. This streamlined system allows SLED to process CWP's as required by statute, while offering applicants a new online renewal process and adding a new online permit replacement feature as well.

In the next phase, SLED will implement a new online CWP registration and electronic fingerprinting capture system that will be available starting January 8th, 2019. This phase will allow applicants for a NEW SC CWP to begin the application online and set up an appointment at an available IdentoGo site. At the IdentoGo site they can submit their CWP application documentation and have their fingerprints taken and sent to SLED electronically. SLED will continue to process all submitted applications received from the IdentoGo appointments made online and any applications made by mail.


If your students wish to continue to schedule their NEW CWP application onsite appointment, or start an online permit renewal, or permit replacement application then they should click this link, but if they wish to submit a paper application and mail it directly to SLED , then they should click here. 

*Please let your students know that they can begin a new CWP application online and schedule an appointment with an Idemia physical location where they will have their fingerprints taken and submit their application documents. Idemia will submit their documents electronically to SLED and SLED will process the application and review the applicants's backgrounds. If they have any questions, they should call the SLED Regulatory Department office directly at: 
803-896-7015 


Instructor Forms
CWP Instructor New & Renewal Application Form
CWP Instructor Renewal Memo
CWP Instructor Lesson Plan (New Topics and Course of Fire) with NOTICE (08.06.21).pdf
CWP Instructor / Student Checklist 
CWP Instructor Memo
SC IdentoGo Locations List



Reciprocity


What States CWP will South Carolina honor?

Residents of the below listed states who hold permits issued by their states of residence may carry concealed in South Carolina. Accordingly, all permit holders must abide by South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit Laws at all times. As such, please familiarize yourself with restricted carry locations and other pertinent provisions of South Carolina Gun Laws, links to which can also be found on this website. Lastly, please know that South Carolina does not authorize anyone under the age of 21 to carry concealed in this state, regardless of whether your state is on the list of states provided in this section.


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Office of Regulatory Services

Major Clifton E. Weir


The Office of Regulatory Services mission is to promote good customer service as we work diligently to serve the public and support our law enforcement communities. The Office of Regulatory Services is a unique branch of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as we deal directly with the public to issue Concealed Weapon Permits, and Private Investigative business and employee licenses, Contract Security business and employee licenses, and Proprietary Security business and employee licenses. Conducts administrative and criminal investigations for complaints on the aforementioned regulated industries. The department is also responsible for the State Constable program as well as the conceal weapons permit instructors. The Office of Regulatory Service takes pride in our Community Relations department by promoting SLED, and encourage exposure of various programs and services to the community. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (SCLEAP) offers critical incident stress management services and chaplaincy services to officers, non-sworn personnel, and family members of member agencies.

Regulatory consists of the following:
Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)
State Constable
Security / Private Investigators
NICS Unit
SCLEAP
Recruitment / Community Relations


Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)


The South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit program allows for all citizens of South Carolina the opportunity to apply for a permit to carry a weapon on their person concealed within the state of South Carolina where permissible.

The Concealed Weapons Permit program section provides links and information for individuals concerning the program.  The South Carolina state gun laws, listing of reciprocity agreement states, the Protection of Persons and Property Act, the automated New CWP application link, Renewal link, replacement link and the South Carolina National Guard CWP applicant process.  The resident and nonresident SC CWP application form, the SC CWP credential replacement form, and the non-resident SC CWP tax form are also accessible through the links.  General South Carolina CWP program statistics, a listing of all approved South Carolina CWP Instructors contact information, and information regarding South Carolina CWP applicants privacy requirements are available.

South Carolina Code 23-31-210 requires the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to promulgate regulations containing general guideline for course and qualifications pertaining to the Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) program.  Each CWP Instructor must meet the requirements in order to obtain a certification to teach in the CWP program. 



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State Constable


State Constables for Government Entities (Group I): Group I constables are employed by government agencies and have a job related need for law enforcement authority. Group 1 commissions may be utilized only in connection with the official duties of the employing agency, or as may be authorized by the Chief of SLED. These constables must attend training at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy within one year of being commissioned, or have similar training that is approved by the S.C. Law Enforcement Training Council. Group I constables must complete annual in-service training as approved by the S.C. Law Enforcement Training Council. Government agencies must submit to SLED Regulatory Services written verification upon certification of constables they employ. Group I constables adhere to the policies and procedures of the employing agency.

Retired Police Officers (Group II): Group II constables consist of those individuals who have served as sworn law enforcement officers in the State of South Carolina and honorably retired in that capacity. No additional basic training is required of these individuals in order to be commissioned. Group II constables must complete annual in-service training approved by SLED, to include firearms requalification and SCCJA Legal Update training. A copy of the in-service training certificate must be submitted to SLED Regulatory Services upon completion of training. Group II constables are permitted to assist local law enforcement on a voluntary basis as long as authorization has been given by SLED and the constable has made arrangements with a local agency to provide assistance. Group II constables who provide voluntary law enforcement assistance must adhere to the policies and procedures herein. Group II constables may perform duties consistent with those of Group III-Advanced State Constables when assisting law enforcement agencies as long as they have not been separated from full-time law enforcement employment for more than three years. Group II constables who wish to voluntarily assist a law enforcement agency must notify SLED which agencies have given approval for the constable to assist. Otherwise, Group II constables may only take law enforcement action when imminent and urgent circumstances exist.

State Constable Auxiliary (Group III):Group III constables provide auxiliary law enforcement assistance services to local law enforcement agencies in a voluntary capacity. These constables must complete the basic State Constable Training Program offered through a South Carolina Technical College or complete similar training approved by the S.C. Law Enforcement Training Council. Group III constables are uncompensated and must adhere to the policies and procedures provided herein.

Advanced State Constable Auxiliary· (Group III-Advanced): Group III constables in good standing with SLED and local law enforcement agencies may apply and complete additional training to obtain classification as a Group III-Advanced State Constable. Application may be made after one year as a commissioned Group III State Constable unless immediate designation as a Group III-Advanced State Constable is permitted pursuant to Section X of this policy manual. Classification as a Group III-Advanced State Constable confers additional authority and responsibilities than that of a Group III State Constable. Group III-Advanced State Constables must adhere to applicable policies outlined herein.


State Constable


Program Assistant



Security / Private Investigation


The Private Investigations, Security Licenses, and Security Registration section provides links and information for South Carolina citizens concerning the following:  Private Investigative business and employee licensing, Contract Security business and employee licensing, and Proprietary Security business and employee licensing information.  Links to all applicable forms and Security company updates and notifications.  Information and direct links to the South Carolina Technical schools that offer Safeguard SC Basic & Plus instructor training, firearms instructor training, annual Safeguard SC Basic & Plus in-service and annual firearms recertification classes.



Important Updates

Security Firearms Qualification Memo 2.25.2021
Firearms Qualification 25 round edition (option_3)

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National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)


NICS, (National Instant Criminal Background Check System), is a national, name-based system utilized by federal firearm licensees (FFL) to check available records on individuals who may be prohibited from owning, purchasing, or possessing firearms based on Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(G) and (N).  Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, NICS was developed in cooperation with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and local and state law enforcement agencies.  The SLED NICS Unit was established in 2013 after the South Carolina legislation mandated the probate courts report individuals that have been adjudicated as “a mental defective or committed to a mental institution” (SC Code of Laws 23-31-1010).  The SLED NICS Unit works with the probate courts and other law enforcement agencies to ensure all information provided to NICS is current and accurate.


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South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (SCLEAP)



SCLEAP is a partnership between SLED, SCDPS, SCDPPPS, SCDNR and SCAG. It provides critical incident stress management services and chaplaincy services to officers and staff of member agencies as well as local law enforcement upon request.

SCLEAP are full-time professional staff providing 24-hour/7-day per week statewide service for all SLED employees and their families with a statewide cadre of volunteer chaplains.  Maintenance of a trained Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Peer Support Team consisting of state and local police officers, mental health professionals and chaplains who provided interagency support to other law enforcement agencies across South Carolina upon request.  The Peer Support Team using the skills of active/reflective listening and basic crisis intervention techniques, one-on-one support of one law enforcement officer by another officer is often our first line of defense in helping cops get back on the road. In these one-on-one encounters, a police officer can confidentially reach out for resources and support. The peer team member can provide any number of resources, including but not limited to: liaison, advocacy, cathartic ventilation, social support, information, stress management suggestions, problem-solving techniques, cognitive, reframing, spiritual support and referral for further assistance.  SCLEAP has a confidential system of care and referral for employees and their family members to therapeutic resources around the state. SCLEAP has a system of prompt visitation and care of personnel who are sick and injured and a system of notification, in accordance with agency procedures, when an individual has been seriously injured or died during the course of employment.  They are a liaison between partner agencies, civic and religious leaders of the statewide community and other support organizations.



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Recruitment / Community Relations


The SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) strives to have a quality workforce that is similar to South Carolina’s population. The agency continues to use a series of recruitment sources to include, but not limited to the internet, alumni groups, schools, colleges, workforce centers, current employees, former employees, job fairs, other employers, technical and professional publications and professional associations to promote SLED as an equal opportunity employer.

The general purpose of SLED’s Community Relations Division is to foster positive attitudes of SLED members toward the community, to encourage exposure of SLED programs and services to the community, and to facilitate the exchange of information and concerns related to police activities between law enforcement and the community.

If you would like a Community Relations Agent to visit your organization or attend a recruitment event, please contact us at 803-737-9000. All requests will be filled according to agents’ availability and in the order in which requests are received.

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New SLED CWP Online Renewal and Replacement Procedure

Effective May 2, 2018, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has a new online procedure for Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) renewals and replacements.

*** If you have questions about the process outlined below or the status of your renewal, CALL SLED REGULATORY at 803-896-7015. Do not call Sandhill Shooting Sports. We are a privately owned range, not a government entity, and have no involvement in the permitting process, other than teaching approved CWP classes. ***

You may complete your replacement application online by electronically uploading a scanned copy or digital image of the required document(s) or you may start the process online and mail in paper copies of the required document(s) to SLED.

For Online Renewals:
The acceptable file formats to complete the online renewal application are PDF, jpeg, and png. Each document must be uploaded as a separate file. If you use a smart phone or tablet, you will need to take a picture of each document individually, save it to your device and then upload the file when prompted. Please have the files ready before you begin the renewal process.
For Renewals Using Mail-in Document Option:
At the end of the renewal application you will need to print a copy of the renewal request form. You must submit the form along with all required documents to SLED within 30 days of submitting the application online or your renewal application will be automatically denied.

For Online Replacements:
The acceptable file formats to complete the online replacement application are PDF, jpeg and png. Each document must be uploaded as a separate file. If you use a smart phone or tablet, you will need to take a picture of each document individually, save it to your device and then upload the file when prompted. Please have the files ready before you begin the replacement process.

For Replacements Using Mail-in Document Option:
At the end of the replacement application you will need to print a copy of the replacement request form. You must submit the form along with all required documents to SLED within 30 days of submitting the application online or your replacement application will be automatically denied.

Please Note: A valid Social Security Number (SSN) is required as part of this online registration. If you do not have a SSN please call SLED at 803-896-7015 for more information.

For questions about the CWP application process, forms, or if you need information on state laws and regulations, please visit www.sled.sc.gov.

Required Documents for CWP Replacement

  • For all replacement applications, a state issued Driver’s License or government issued photo ID is required.
  • If you have legally changed your name, you will need a copy of your updated driver’s license or government issued ID reflecting the change.
  • If you live outside of South Carolina and retain property in the state you must provide a SC Real Property Tax Form (SLED Form R-168) dated within twelve months of application. Click here to download SLED Form R-168.

Required Documents for CWP Renewal

For all renewal applications, the following document is required:

  • State issued Driver’s License or government issued photo ID

If you are changing your classification, the following document(s) is required:

  • If you live outside of South Carolina and retain property in the state you must provide a SC Real Property Tax Form (SLED Form R-168) dated within twelve months of application. Click here to download SLED Form R-168.
  • If you have legally changed your name, you will need a copy of your updated driver’s license or government issued ID reflecting the change.
  • If you became a disabled veteran, you will need your VA Disability Letter indicating the percentage of disability.
  • If you retired from service as a law enforcement officer, you will need a copy of your Law Enforcement credentials.

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How to Get A Concealed Wapons Permit in South Carolina

South Carolina Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW): Gun Laws, Application, Requirements & Online Training

South Carolina has shall-issue police for CCW permits in the state, done at the level of South Carolina Law Enforcement Agency (SLED).

The state has lenient gun laws, and as long as you meet the CCW permit requirements, you will get a license.

There are no purchase permits, neither do you have to undergo a background check while buying from a private dealer.

To conceal carry in South Carolina, you must understand state laws like self-defense, location restrictions, age requirements, etc.

South Carolina Gun Laws

In South Carolina, you can conceal carry with a resident issued CCW permit.

For non-residents to conceal carry, they require a permit from any state that South Carolina honors.

If you are non-resident and you want a South Carolina CCW permit, you must own property in the state.

Members of the military posted to South Carolina can also apply for the CCW permit.

To apply, you must be at least twenty-one years old.

South Carolina CCW Permit Reciprocity

South Carolina has reciprocity on CCW permits with some states in the USA.

Other aspects of its reciprocity include the following:

  • States that South Carolina will accept their CCW permit: You can conceal carry in territories of South Carolina as long as you have a CCW license from any of these states. There are twenty-five of them.
  • States that will accept CCW permit from South Carolina: If you have an issued CCW permit in South Carolina, you can conceal carry in these states. There are nineteen of them.
  • States that have restricted reciprocity with South Carolina: These states will only accept a resident-only CCW permit from South Carolina. Therefore, you cannot conceal carry with permits issued to non-residents or members of the military in these states. There are two of them.
  • States that have a permitless policy for conceal carry:  You can conceal carry without a CCW permit in these states. However, you must meet the age requirements and other restrictions for permitless carry in these states. There are fourteen of them.

As a non-resident that wants to conceal carry in South Carolina, you need to know that the state has various standards for CCW permits within its territory.

Also, residents of South Carolina that want to conceal carry in other states must understand the gun policies and requirements to conceal carry in these states.

Also, it is compulsory that you respect concealed carry laws such as location restrictions, dealing with firearms, and concealed carry requirements.

Location Restrictions For Concealed Carry In South Carolina

Even if you have a South Carolina CCW permit, you are not allowed to conceal carry in every location of the state.

These places are off-limits, except you are a law enforcement officer or a peace officer in the state.

Places Where You Can Conceal Carry In South Carolina

  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in schools, colleges, technical institutions, and universities in the state. The exceptions to this are if you get permission from the school management, or you are a permit holder, in which case you keep the firearm away in your vehicle.

  You are not allowed to conceal carry in a building used for public activities without getting approval from those in charge of the building, except permit holders who can keep the firearm in their vehicle.

  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in school sports centers or any professional sporting activity that is not related to firearms.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in daycare centers or children facilities.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in offices or meetings organized by those in charge of municipalities, districts, and counties in South Carolina.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in offices and facilities used by law enforcement agencies.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in prisons, detentions, and correctional facilities.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in courthouses and during court proceedings.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in polling units during election.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in churches, mosques, synagogues, or any other place of worship except you have permission from those in charge.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry within a hospital and buildings such as doctors’ offices unless you have permission to do so.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in private buildings and properties that have a post prohibiting the possession of firearms on their premises.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in public transportations.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in lodging ventures like guest houses and motels that have signage prohibiting firearm possession.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in the home of another person except if you have the permission to do so.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in state capitol grounds except permit holders that can lock the firearm away in a vehicle.
  • You are not allowed to conceal carry in places where federal laws restrict gun possessions.

Places Where You Can Conceal Carry In South Carolina

You can possess your firearms in the following places or situations:

  • Restaurants and Bars: You are allowed to conceal carry in restaurants and bars except you are under the influence of alcohol, or those in charge prohibits it.
  • Private vehicle: You can conceal carry in private cars.
  • Roadsides: You can conceal carry in roadsides and rest areas.
  • State/ National parks and Forests: You conceal carry in state/national forests and parks, as well as Wildlife Management Areas.

Conceal Carry For Law Enforcement Officers In South Carolina

Officers of the law in the United States can choose to conceal carry in a jurisdiction of the state, without location restrictions or any form of limitation from gun state or local laws.

This policy is according to the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Acts that covers active, out of service for good standing and retired officers of the law.

In South Carolina, retired officers must meet LEOSA standards before they qualify for concealed carry in the state.

The law enforcement agency that the officer retired from will be in charge of the training and qualification, and this is not different from the same standards for active officers.

Also, out of state retired officers that want to conceal carry in South Carolina must meet the state standards.

Buying And Selling Of Firearms In South Carolina

Before you deal with firearms in South Carolina, you must be aware of the various laws for buying, selling, transporting, and transferring firearms in the state.

Some of the things that you should know include:

Purchase Permits And Firearm Registrations In The State

You do not need a purchase permit to buy a firearm in South Carolina.

Also, the state does not have a firearm registration policy or roster list for accepted firearms.

However, you can buy a firearm with a South Carolina CCW permit in the state.

Criminal Record Background Check For Firearm Purchase In South Carolina

Background check Is compulsory for state and federally licensed dealers in South Carolina. But it is not a requirement for private sellers.

You should keep your firearm sales receipt in case you have to prove ownership of your gun.

If you have a CCW permit, you do not have to undergo a background check.

Waiting Period For Firearm Purchase In South Carolina

There is no waiting period requirement for buying a firearm in South Carolina.

As long as you complete the background check and pay for it, the deal is complete.

Age Requirement For The Possession Of Firearms In South Carolina

You must be at least eighteen years old before you can transport and purchase a firearm in South Carolina.

Possession Of Firearms On Personal Properties

You do not need a South Carolina CCW permit to possess a firearm in your home of residence, your place or business, or any other personal property.

Castle Doctrine In South Carolina

South Carolina has a castle doctrine law for self-defense in the state.

If you are not involved in any illegal activity, and you are somewhere you are legally bound to be, you do not have a duty to retreat when under an attack.

Therefore, you can stand your ground and use the necessary force for self-protection.

This could be a deadly force against severe bodily harm, an imminent death, or violent activity.

Castle doctrine in South Carolina applies in your home or any dwelling place, your vehicle, your place of business, etc. Outside these places, you have to retreat and flee from an attack.

The castle doctrine law will grant you immunity against civil liability in the state.

CCW Permit Requirements In South Carolina

Before you can make a South Carolina concealed carry permit application, you must meet all requirements provided by the laws of the state.

The requirements include the following:

  • You must be at least twenty-one years old.
  • You must be a resident of South Carolina or a non-resident that has property in the state.
  • You must enroll and qualify for a South Carolina concealed carry permit course for firearm training.
  • You must not be a convict for any felony or a crime that has to do with violence.
  • You must not have a bad vision.
  • You must not have a court order that prohibits you from using, handling, and possession of firearms in South Carolina.
  • You must meet all federal law requirements for a concealed carry permit in the United States.

How To Apply For CCW Permit In South Carolina

After meeting all South Carolina concealed carry permit requirements, you can then apply for the concealed carry license.

The application process includes the following:

Complete Firearm Training Course

You must apply for a recognized South Carolina concealed carry permit class before proceeding with the application procedure.

This could also be a South Carolina concealed carry permit online course, as long as a certified instructor conducts it.

Download Application Form

Review the concealed carry guide for South Carolina CCW permit application, and download the application form online

Submit Application

You can either submit your application physically, go to the IdentoGo site for online registration, or you make the application via a mail.

For the online application, visit the IdentoGo site and make an appointment. You can then submit, take your fingerprint and send it electronically.

Submit The Necessary Documents

Some of the documents you have to submit with the application form include the following:

  • A state-issued driver’s license or ID card.
  • Proof of property with tax form if you are non-resident.
  • Your firearm training certificate with an appended signature from you and the certified firearm instructor.
  • Your applicant checklist.
  • Two fingerprint cards.
  • The required fee, payable to SLED.

Military members that are actively in service must provide a military order, while retired and honorably discharged members must provide proof.

Retired law enforcement officers, honorably discharged members of the military, and disabled veterans are exemptions for CCW permit fees in South Carolina.

The address to mail your application is SLED data center, Columbia, South Carolina 29221-1398. P.O. BOX 21398.

Receive Notification.

You will receive notification by mail if your application is accepted.

Firearm Training Requirements South Carolina

South Carolina firearm training requires that you should demonstrate your expertise in handling firearms and your knowledge of the gun laws in the state.

You must complete a State Carolina concealed carry permit course conducted by a law enforcement agency or any other nationally accepted organization that oversees firearms safety.

You must have completed the course in the past three years, and it must include the following:

  • Details of gun laws in the state and the use of excessive force.
  • Details on the use of a handgun and how to handle safely.
  • Details on firearm storage and practices to minimize accidental injury for children.
  • A live-fire session conducted by the certified firearm instructor.

South Carolina Concealed Carry FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions on CCW in South Carolina.

For How Long Can I Use My South Carolina CCW Permit?

South Carolina CCW permit is valid for five years, after which you have to apply for a renewal application.

How Much IS South Carolina CCW Permit?

Both initial and renewal permits cost fifty dollars each.

How Long Will It Take Me To Get My CCW Permit In South Carolina?

The processing period for CCW permits in South Carolina is ninety days.

How Soon Can I Apply For A Renewal Application In South Carolina?

You will get a renewal application mail within a period of ninety to one hundred and twenty days before the permit expires.

Note that there is no online renewal.

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