Frequently Asked Questions

1. What states recognize the California Resident concealed carry permit?

Reciprocity depends on residency, permit type, and age. For an in depth look on California Reciprocity, please click here.

For more information on California Reciprocity please visit here.

2. What does Concealed Coalition provide for my certification process?

Concealed Coalition provides you with the educational safety training course in addition to in person training necessary to complete the educational and training portion of your California resident concealed carry permit application. Should you choose to move forward with your application after completing the training and passing the certification test, you will have the option to download the required certificate of completion from our site, in addition to scheduling your required live fire training.

Once you have downloaded the certificate of completion we will provide you with the step by step process you need to take to complete your application with the State of California. Our online course certification is an educational tool. Your live fire training and in person training meet the educational requirements to apply for a Concealed Carry permit in the state of California.

3. How old do I have to be to qualify for a California Concealed Carry Permit?

21 years old.

California has a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements here:

4. If approved, are there restrictions on where and when I can carry a concealed weapon?

Yes. Places you may NOT carry concealed in California include but are not limited to:

- As always, you must comply with federal law restrictions.

- Any schools at any level, public or private and their premises including buses (elementary, middle and high school)

- Colleges and Universities unless prior written consent is given

- Gun shows or events

- Any place where concealed firearms or listed as prohibited

- Any courtroom, the State Capitol, polling stations or any legislative offices

- Any private establishment or residence where firearms are prohibited

- The governors residence

- Any place alcohol is consumed on-site

-Cal Expo Center

-County property in San Francisco

- Anytime you are masked and concealing your identity

-Wildlife areas and refugees

-Fresno City Hall

Please refer to California state laws for an in depth breakdown or if you are unsure about where you can carry.

5. Can I get a refund?

At Concealed Coalition we understand that life happens all around us, all the time and many times is out of our control. For our in-person trainings we will do our best to accommodate you by rescheduling your training. Unfortunately, due to high demand, preparation costs and limited seating, if you call to reschedule between 24 - 72 hours before the day of your class, you will be charged a $35 rescheduling fee. However, if you do not notify us prior to 24 hours, do not show up or miss your elected class, it is not refundable, and you will have to pay full price to attend the class.

For online trainings the course you purchased is an online course and is delivered upon purchase. Since you will have already received our education via our online portal, we will be unable to refund you for any online order. All other refunds are on a case-by-case basis.

6. How can I be sure that this course is valid?

Our state-certified trainer holds multiple certifications along with years of practical handgun experience. The course we offer in-person is comprised of nationally recognized course training materials used in all 50 states. We assure you with the satisfaction guarantee that our in-person and live-fire training is not only valid but exceeds the minimum requirements for handgun safety training as outlined in the concealed carry permit requirements.

For more information about our trainer and the curriculum click the link below.

Course Credentials

7. Where can I find more information about California concealed carry permits?

The state of California explains the concealed carry permit process for California residents in detail here:

8. If approved, how many years is my permit issued for?

2 years

9. Is there additional training required for my California Permit?

California requires at least 8 hours of in person training by a state approved instructor or organization. This training must also include live-fire.(Requirements vary by county, please check at your local Sheriff's office)