Maryland Handgun Qualification Licensing Instructions

Follow these instructions if you ALREADY HAVE your Maryland Wear & Carry

  1. Here is the main MSP HQL page

  2. To apply, you’ll go to this website: MyLicense and create a different account than your Wear & Carry account.

    1. Log in and click on “Initial Application”

    2. Program: Firearms Services

    3. License Type: HQL Permit Exempt

    4. Application Method: Application

    5. Click on “Start Application”

    6. At the bottom of the page, you’ll enter your Wear & Carry permit information.

    7. By doing it this way, your fingerprints, background checks and training are all ‘exempt’ because you already completed these in the Wear & Carry Permitting process.

    8. This saves you $105 - $50 from the HQL permit and $55 from Absolute ISI (or your fingerprinting location of choice).

    9. This HQL permit is good for 10 years – when your HQL arrives -- you can go buy a regulated handgun!!

Follow these instructions if you are TRAINING EXEMPT, such as you have a DD-214 or Hunter's Safety Certificate.

  1. Here is the main MSP HQL page

  2. To apply, you’ll go to this website: MyLicense and create a different account than your Wear & Carry account.

    1. Log in and click on “Initial Application”

    2. Program: Firearms Services

    3. License Type: HQL Training Exempt

    4. Application Method: Application

    5. Click on “Start Application”

    6. At the bottom of the page, you’ll choose your training certification and attach a copy.

    7. This HQL permit is good for 10 years – when your HQL arrives -- you can go buy a regulated handgun!!

Follow these instructions if you are ATTENDED TRAINING CLASS.

  1. Here is the main MSP HQL page

  2. Before you go online to apply, you need to be fingerprinted.

    1. The list of approved sites is here: DPSCS Fingerprint Services.​

    2. I've used Absolute Investigative Services on Joppa Rd several times.

    3. The fingerprint services center will give you a receipt.  It will have a number on it labeled "PCN".  That is the number you'll need for your application on the MSP website.

  3. To apply, you’ll go to this website: MyLicense and create an account.

    1. Log in and click on “Initial Application”

    2. Program: Firearms Services

    3. License Type: HQL Standard

    4. Application Method: Application

    5. Click on “Start Application”

    6. Follow the instructions and answer the questions.

    7. When it asks for your instructor information, I'm listed as Donald Keith Miller, II and my number is: QHIC-2016-0052

    8. After you complete the application, remember to text me at (443) 491-8266 so I can approve your training.

    9. This HQL permit is good for 10 years – when your HQL arrives -- you can go buy a regulated handgun!!