FAQs Archive - Online Gun Class
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When should I apply for its renewal?

Concealed Handgun Permits are issued for five years. We suggest that a renewal application be submitted 90 days prior to the expiration of your current permit. Unlike DMV and...

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My friend got his permit in 10 days in his city of residence and mine took 6 weeks in a different city. Why the difference?

There is no reason why there should be such a difference, except that each clerk’s office works at its own speed. You must apply in the city in which...

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Do I need to take this class if I am active duty military or a veteran?

No. Virginia recognizes your military service as qualification to obtain a permit. Take your military I.D. card and a copy of your orders showing that you are stationed in...

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Do I have to shoot a gun before I can qualify for a Concealed handgun permit?

No. Virginia law calls for taking a firearms training OR a safety class. Learning handgun safety does not entail live fire, shooting for a minimum score, or even touching...

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What if I fail the test?

99.9% of people who have taken the Online Gun Class have passed the test on their first attempt. This does not mean that the test is easy; we feel it...

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How long will it take me to complete the exam?

Test completion times have ranged from as little as 5 minutes to as many as 12 minutes. Speed is not important; reading and understanding what is being asked is....

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How many questions to I need to get right to pass the exam?

We require you to receive a score of 75% or better to pass our exam and become certified.   Since there are only 20 questions on our exam, you will...

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What is the format of the questions on the exam?

The test consists of 20 questions of different types: True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill-In-The-Blank.  No two tests are alike.

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Will my e-mail address ever be sold to a marketing company?

No.

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Is my credit card information safe?

Yes. Online Gun Class meets all guidelines of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Our site is PCI complaint and we use a SSL (Secure Socket...

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Can the video be paused and resumed?

Yes, however we recommend watching the instructional video in its entirety, without interruptions and take the exam directly after watching the class. Since life is hectic and unpredictable, we...

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My printer is not working; will I be able to print my certificate later?

Yes. A copy of your certificate is automatically e-mailed to you upon completion of the class. You will be able to save the certificate file and print it once...

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How to I obtain a Non-Resident Concealed Handgun Permit?

Once you have taken the Online Gun Class and successfully passed the exam, you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion. The Virginia Non-Resident Concealed Handgun Permit...

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I am not a resident of Virginia, will my state recognize my Virginia Non-Resident concealed handgun permit?

The Virginia Non-Resident concealed handgun permit is recognized in 29 States. If your state of residence recognizes a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit, then you may be able to obtain...

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Is this class accepted to qualify for a Virginia Non-Resident Concealed Handgun Permit?

Yes. Virginia non-resident permits are issued by the Virginia State Police. Visit their website, www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms.shtm for details and to order an application packet.

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What states will I be allowed to concealed carry in with a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit?

Currently 29 states allow you to concealed carry with a Virginia Non-Resident permit. Check out our interactive map to see if your state recognizes a Virginia Non-Resident Permit.

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Where do I get the Application form for a Virginia Resident Concealed handgun Permit?

You may download the application form from our application form page, from the Virginia State Police website or you may go to any circuit court clerk’s office in person...

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How do I apply for a resident Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit?

Apply through the clerk’s office of the circuit court in the city or county you reside. Some localities require fingerprinting, some don’t. By law, the court must issue your...

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Will the Online Gun Class Certificate be accepted by all circuit courts in Virginia?

Yes. Our certificate is accepted by every circuit court in Virginia for resident permit issuance. Since July 1, 2009, it must be accepted as a matter of law.

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