Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

For more information on Pennsylvania Reciprocity please visit here.

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

Concealed Coalition provides you with the free educational safety training course and certification for those who wish to obtain their Pennsylvania resident concealed carry permit. Should you choose to move forward with your application after completing the free training and passing the certification test, you will have the option to download the required certificate of completion from our site.

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 Pennsylvania. While Pennsylvania does not require formal training before applying for your concealed carry permit, it is highly encouraged that every applicant be educated in firearm safety.

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

21 years old.

To review eligibility requirements please visit:

https://www.psp.pa.gov/firearms-information/Pages/Carrying-Firearms-in-Pennsylvania.aspx

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

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

- Anyplace that carrying a firearm is forbidden by federal law

- Courthouses

- Detention or correctional facilities

- Psychiatric and mental health facilities

- Elementary and Secondary Schools, buses, events and facilities

- City of Philadelphia-owned buildings and parks

- Public areas of One Penn Center, 2601 North Third Street, Harrisburg, under the jurisdiction of the Department of State

- Secured areas of airports

Please refer to Pennsylvania 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, please contact us at 1-800-909-5436. However, if you do not to show up to your elected class, it is not refundable.

Due to COVID restrictions, class availability is limited as we work within the guidelines of the law. We appreciate your patience. We are working diligently to open as many classes as possible.

For online trainings the course you purchased is an online course and is delivered upon purchase. Due to the fact that you will have already received our education via our online portal, we will be unable to refund you the cost of the class training. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-909-5436.

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 online 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 Pennsylvania concealed carry permits?

The Pennsylvania State Police website explains the concealed carry permit process for Pennsylvania residents in detail here:

https://www.psp.pa.gov/firearms-information/Pages/Carrying-Firearms-in-Pennsylvania.aspx

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

5 years

9. Do I need training to apply for my permit?

No. The State of Pennsylvania does not require formal training in order to obtain a concealed carry permit. That being said, it is highly encouraged for every applicant to be familiar with a firearm and firearm safety.