Course Name: Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL).
Cost: $100.00 per person
Yaw-Yan Martial Arts is offering a Maryland HQL (Handgun Qualification License) Class this Sunday November 19, 2017 at 1:00pm. Call Now!!!
Course Length: 4 to 5 hours
Course Overview: Taught by a Maryland Qualified Handgun Instructor, this State mandated course for new purchasers of handguns in Maryland meets or exceeds the state of Maryland’s requirements to apply for HQL License.
Course Topics include:
- State Firearm Law.
- Home Firearm Safety.
- Handgun Mechanisms and Operation.
- Operation and Handling Demonstration.
Pre-requisites: No prior experience required.
BONUS: A Certificate of completion will be issued which you can use to apply for VA Concealed Handgun Permit.
Note: This course does not include the HQL Application fee (Initial $50, Renewal $20); and the digital LiveScan Fingerprinting. You cannot submit your application until fingerprinting is completed, unless you already possess a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit. More information about the LiveScan fingerprinting process is available HERE.
Exceptions to possession of the HQL License
- A Licensed Firearms Manufacturer.
- Active law enforcement officer or a person retired in good standing from a law enforcement agency of the United States (Federal Law Enforcement), the State, or a local law enforcement agency of the State.
- Active or retired member of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard and possesses a valid military identification card.
- A person purchasing, renting or receiving an antique, curio or relic as defined in federal law.
- Maryland licensed firearms dealers. (Sole Proprietors)
Required to have the HQL, but exempt from the training component
- Someone who completed a firearms safety training course approved by the Secretary of the Department of Maryland State Police.
- Has completed a course of instruction in the competency and safety of firearms as prescribed under Natural Resources Article, §10-301.1, Annotated Code of Maryland. Application for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Course Certificate can be obtained from here and may be used in lieu of Qualified Handgun Instruction.
- Is currently a qualified handgun instructor.
- Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard.
- Is an employee of an armored car company who has a handgun permit issued by MSP.
- Lawfully owns a regulated firearm, you do not have to complete the training to apply for the Handgun Qualification License.
How to Apply
The Handgun Qualification License is accessible online through MyLicense. For access, please click HERE.
To apply for an HQL, the law requires a fingerprint based background check. More information about the fingerprinting process is available HERE. You cannot submit your application until fingerprinting is completed, unless you already possess as Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.
Within 3 years prior to the submission of an HQL application, an applicant must demonstrate a satisfactory completion of a Firearms Safety Training Course. Qualified Handgun Instructors can be found online HERE. The Firearms Safety Training Course must be instructed by a Qualified Handgun Instructor, and shall consist of a minimum of 4 hours of instruction and include the following minimum curricula:
- State Firearm Law. Overview of the State firearm laws, including discussion of what constitutes a regulated firearm, how to properly purchase or transfer a firearm, where allowed to carry or transport a firearm, when necessary to possess a carry permit, who is prohibited from possessing firearms, and state law relating to minors, permissible levels of force, and use of deadly force.
- Home Firearm Safety. Overview of handgun and firearm safety in the home, including discussion of access to minors, locking and storing of firearms, and use of safety devices, such as secure lock boxes.
- Handgun Mechanisms and Operation. Overview of the proper operation and safe handling of a handgun, including cleaning and maintenance, the loading and unloading of ammunition, and the differences between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.
- Operation and Handling Demonstration. Orientation component that demonstrates the person’s safe operation and handling of a firearm, to include a “live fire” component in which the applicant safely shoots the weapon. An applicant may not be required to fire in excess of 15 yards during qualifications.
For more information, Call: (855) 892-9926 or eMail: email@example.com