New mexico Concealed Carry Class Albuquerque and Rio Rancho


New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Class

Initial CCW Class (2 Day/15 hours): $90.00

Range Fee: +$6.00

Free Gun Rental - Ammunition purchased by student

2-Year CCW Refresher: $30.00

4-Year CCW Renewal: $50.00

Range Fee: +$6.00

Refresher/Renewal courses are provided on the second day of every initial New Mexico Concealed Carry Class. 

2019 Concealed Carry Classes Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

February 23-24, 2019

April 13-14, 2019

June 15-16, 2019 


Location of Classes

Concealed Carry Training and Range Qualifications
Albuquerque (Shooting Range Park)
16001 Shooting Range Access Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

The Shooting Range Park provides a safe location for citizens to enjoy shooting sports and learn the skills of using firearms for personal protection and hunting.

Albuquerque Shooting Range Park

The New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry License Process:

  1. Fill out your NM CHC application during class (2 Day/15 Hours).
  2. Fingerprints - Digital - $44.00/Civilian, $8.30/Military (Active or Retired)
  3. Provide two Release Forms - Notarized/Witnessed                  
  4. Handgun Qualification Scores - received in class        
  5. Original birth certificate, certified copy, or U.S. Passport
  6. MILITARY - Active/Retired DD214 required plus all completed CHC Application documents listed   
  7. Take all required paperwork to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety SID Department with initial $56.00 application fee or $31.00 for renewal applications
  8. Wait 30-90 days to receive your permit in the mail  

Total out-of-pocket expenses for Initial Civilian CHC license: $196.00

Military - Active/Less than 20 years Retired:

No class required, No DPS fee and only $8.30 fingerprint fee

Military - Greater than 20 years Retired: 

CHC class required, No DPS fee, and only $8.30 fingerprint fee

**You must complete a “CHC Refresher Course” two-years from the date of permit issued through DPS or by a Certified Instructor as required by the New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Act of 2003**

DPS Concealed Handgun Carry Website


Digital Fingerprints Required

1. Register online with Gemalto Cogent (Obtain receipt)

2. Identify location to complete fingerprints (Bring receipt)

Fingerprint Registration