License Process

  • Apply online through or use any other qualified service.
  • Complete the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Application, also available online through
  • Initial review of the application by a background investigator.
  • Interview with a background investigator and a review of required documents.
  • Criminal history check through LiveScan fingerprinting.
  • Thorough background check.
  • Psychological Review.
  • Completion of an approved CCW Firearm Safety Course and Weapon(s) Qualification.
  • Final review and issuance of CCW license.