THE ENHANCED PERMIT is the new name for the existing TN Carry Permit. This permit includes RECIPROCITY* with many states and the ability to both conceal and OPEN carry. More classroom time (8 hours) is mandatory for the ability to OPEN carry. There is currently reciprocity* with 36 other States. The first 5 hours of the TN carry permit class takes place at our location in Wears Valley, Sevier County where we also offer the unique opportunity for you to pre-qualify on our firearms simulator to work out any issue before we head out to the live-fire qualification in Kodak, also Sevier County. $75 for the mandatory class, and $100-200+ for the permit.
TO GET YOUR ENHANCED STATE OF TN CARRY PERMIT, please follow the instructions below and let us know if you have any questions.
1) Review the information on the State of TN website regarding eligibility and and make sure you qualify for a State of TN carry permit.: https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/eligibilityrequirements.html
2) If you are military, you can check your eligibility to see if you even need to take the class at all. Some military do elect to take this class anyway, so that they are specifically informed about TN law. About half the class is TN law. Here is the military link: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/handgun/EHCPTrainingRequirements.pdf
3) Fill out the State of TN application using this link and the "Handgun Permit" tab on the State page https://dl.safety.tn.gov/_/#9
4) Look for confirmation from the State of TN website that includes your application number.
5) Send us (text preferred) your application number from the State of TN site. You can text it to us.
COVID-19 NOTE: This is where we normally list our available 8 hour TN Carry Permit Classes. These classes have been put on hold because our live-fire partners' social distancing restrictions will not allow us to do live-fire qualifications at this time. We are constantly monitoring the situation. You can get on our wait list for our next class by sending a us a text with that request. Or, you can also consider the 2 hour permit described further down this page. We can get you in that one usually within a day or two.
6) The total cost of the class is $75 per person. Be sure you have reserve a seat with a $25 deposit for the appropriate TN Carry Permit CCW classes date, click the appropriate link below to do this.
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6) Once you register, we will send you detailed instructions on what you will need for the day of the class and what you need to do after the class.
TN Enhanced Carry Permit, CCW Classes, Basic Concealed Carry, Sevier County, Wears Valley, Kodak.
This is the NEW TN Concealed Carry Only permit that went into effect 1/1/2020. This permit includes RECIPROCITY* with 34 states, same as the enhanced permit, except for North Dakota and Nebraska. You must keep current on which states honor any TN Carry Permit. Always check before you travel on the TN website, and also on the websites of the states you will be traveling to.
You can only conceal carry with this permit, you cannot open carry. This two hour Conceal Carry Permit class takes place at our location in Wears Valley, Sevier County where we offer the unique opportunity for you to qualify on our firearms simulator! The price is $45 for the State mandated firearms safety class, and $65 for the permit. Start by taking our class, then we issue you a certificate that you simply take to Motor Vehicles to finish the paperwork necessary to get your TN Concealed Carry Permit! We can get you scheduled and on your way usually within a day or two!
Why wait until the next national emergency? Schedule your time and date here today: https://akvat.com/ola/services/tn-concealed-carry-only-permit-2-hour-class
FEES: There is a $25 non-refundable booking fee to reserve a seat for this class that will be applied to your class fee when you show up. The remainder is due the date of the class cash or credit. Our site uses PayPal payments, but you do not need a PayPal, just scroll down and will see "Credit Card" option. If you do not receive a detailed confirmation email from us within 24 hours of making payment, please CALL US on the phone. The remainder of payment due is cash or credit only. No checks please.
*RECIPROCITY - this is where States other than TN recognize your carry permit and allow you to carry in their State. Information about current reciprocity agreements can be found on the State of TN website. The Enhanced permit currently has reciprocity with 36 other States; the Concealed Carry Only permit has reciprocity with 34 other States.
US Handgun Law has current information that can be matched against the State of TN Information, and other States information. Please take the time to read the information on this page, it is well laid out and gives you the straight, no-nonsense status.