CCW Initial Licensing Requirements

To obtain an initial CCW license, the following is required:

  • Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card
  • Firearms Certificate of Competency or Lawful Equivalent with proper documentation
  • Completed Application Form (PDF)
  • Color photo (passport size) attached to application
  • Ohio resident
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Submit to fingerprint verification for a background check
  • Must attest to having read the Ohio Attorney General's Concealed Carry Law Book