North Carolina is a Right-to-Carry (RTC) state. The
state has a "shall issue" law that requires concealed carry permits to be obtained by residents who choose to carry a concealed weapon. As long as you are over the age of 21, have never been
convicted of a felony or Domestic Violence and are a current resident you can get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in North Carolina.
Attend the approved Concealed Carry Handgun Course. This course includes both classroom instruction and shooting qualification portions.You will receive a certificate upon completion of the Concealed Carry Course which is good in all 100 counties in NC. You will need to have proof of completion of a Concealed Carry Course in the state of North Carolina in order to apply for a permit. You may attend this course before the age of 21 but you must be 21 to apply for the permit.
Apply in person at the Sheriffs office. Applications for Concealed Carry Handgun permits and pistol purchase permits are available at your counties Sheriffs permit office. Bring your concealed carry class certificate and NC drivers license to the permit office.
Swear under oath in the presence of witnesses that the information provided on your application is accurate for the Concealed Carry Handgun. Sign the medical records waver and allow your fingerprints to be taken.
Pay the non-refundable license fee and the fee for fingerprinting.
Return to the Sheriffs permit office to pick up your Concealed Carry Handgun permit. The permit office has 90 days to review your application. You will receive notification when your application is accepted. If your application is turned down, you will receive a written explanation by mail.
Renew your Concealed Carry Handgun permit every five years.