What Is It
Handgun Qualification License training, required by the Maryland Law, includes classroom instruction on State firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a live-fire exercise.
Approved HQL training courses are offered by Maryland State Police approved Qualified Handgun Instructors who have established an account through the Maryland State Police e-gov site.
Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to submitting an application for a Handgun Qualification License.
Duration & Cost
Duration – Minimum 4 hours
Cost – $100.00 + $40 (Gun rent & Ammo) = $140
A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required to reserve your space in class.
Balance of $90 is due before the date of the class.
If you own a regulated firearm prior to October 1, 2013, you must still apply for the Handgun Qualification License. However, you are exempt from the training component.
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