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Before You Get Your Concealed Carry Permit in Nebraska

Before You Get Your Concealed Carry Permit in Nebraska

Hello Fellow Gun Owner,

Acquiring a concealed carry permit allows you to every day carry a concealed weapon in Nebraska. Moreover, if another state you choose to visit has a reciprocity agreement under Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation with the state of Nebraska, your Nebraska concealed carry weapon permit allows you to carry in those states as well. To find out which states recognize your Nebraska concealed carry permit, click on:

Do I Have to Have a Concealed Carry Permit in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, open carry is legal without a permit. However, you must have a permit to concealed carry and to buy a firearm.

In order to be eligible to apply for a Nebraska concealed carry permit, you must be:

  • Be twenty-one or older
  • Have completed an accredited in-person or online firearm training course
  • Be a resident of Nebraska or be in the armed forces or a spouse of someone in the military
  • Be an American citizen
  • Not have been convicted of certain misdemeanors within the last ten years, including stalking, violation of an order of protection, sexual assault and public indecency.

Under the Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, Nebraska will recognize permits issued by those states which have standards equal to or greater than Nebraska. To check to see if other states accept Nebraska’s concealed carry permit, click on:

Steps to Acquire a Nebraska Concealed Carry Permit

Concealed weapons permits are processed at the state level by the Nebraska State Police.

  1. Complete a weapons safety and training course in person or online at a Nebraska-approved facility or website.
  2. Obtain a certificate of completion of the course.
  3. Download a Nebraska Handgun Permit application at or pick one up at your local Nebraska Highway Patrol office.  Check at
  4. Fill out the two-page application form
  5. Call to schedule an appointment (402) 471-4545).
  6. Present the application and necessary documentation in person to the nearest Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters
  7. Include the following documents with your application:
  • Completed, signed, and notarized application form
  • Certificate of successful completion of firearms training certificate
  • Current Nebraska driver’s license, military card, or Nebraska-issued photo ID.
  • Proof of citizenship (e.g., passport,  birth certificate, certificate of citizenship from immigration authorities, or a current or expired U.S. passport
  • Permit fee $50 in cash or check only

Non-Residents: Why choose online CCW training?

Nebraska residents cannot apply for the Virginia Non-resident Concealed Handgun Permit to qualify for their CCW training. Nebraska requires the course to be taught in person. Students must shoot demonstrate proficiency in safety and fundamentals of shooting.

However, as of August, 2019, Nebraska will accept Concealed Carry permits from states with criteria similar to theirs. Check to see if your state qualifies:

This option is for persons who are NOT residents of Nebraska. So, non-resident permit holders from the approved states can carry handguns concealed in Nebraska.

This online concealed carry course will allow you to apply for your permit in your home state. Your permit is honored in the state of Nebraska.

  1. Complete firearms training course at an accredited sight like Free carry Academy (
  2. Download and print a certificate of successful completion.
  3. Apply to Virginia website. See ( For details.
  4. If you have questions, contact the state of Virginia (

Taking CCW training online allows residents anywhere to obtain their CCW permit training from anywhere as long as they have access to a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone and a printer. This levels the playing field for those who live in remote areas of the state and get easily get to a training center.

Work and family schedules and responsibilities may make it impossible to attend a physical training center at the time courses are offered.

The time and travel costs may pose a financial burden to those who want to get a Nebraska CCW permit. Online training removes those costs.

The providers of online CCW training have had to submit an application as a CCW online training provider. The Nebraska Department of Justice has studied these applications and accepted only those that fulfill criteria for accreditation.                                 

How to Apply for a Virginia Non-Resident Permit

To apply for your Virginia non-resident permit visit: 

or go to

Click on “firearms/concealed handguns”.

Click on the “Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits” link.

This will bring you to a page that details the application process.

Begin the application process immediately by downloading the checklist of all documents that need to be prepared to make your application.

What about Non-Residents?

As a non-resident, you can apply online for a Virginia NO-Resident permit which is accepted in Nebraska. Nebraska recognizes concealed carry permits under Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation. Check to see if your state concealed carry permit is recognized here:

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