Q. How many hours of training do I need? A. Most people are required to take 16 hours of training, however former military, and former law enforcement persons are only required to take 8 hours. Some other forms of prior firearm training may also be recognized by the state, which could result in you only needing 8 hours of training. You must provide proof of these things in order to waive the first 8 hours. More detailed information is provided here. If you are interested in getting the Florida permit, which allows you to carry in additional states you will need to take the full 16 hours. Most people find the 16 hour training extremely useful, including former military and law enforcement. We encourage people to take the full 16 hours as the training will prove invaluable.
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