Concealed Weapon Licenses

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) processes the applications and issues concealed weapon licenses. Find out if you are ELIGIBLE and how to apply for, or RENEW, a ND concealed weapon license and which states have RECIPROCITY.

Application Checklist

Be sure to read the CHECKLIST of items that must be submitted with a new or renewal application. 

Application Status Inquiries

The BCI is prohibited by law from providing information about the status of a concealed weapon license application to anyone, even the applicant. Please do not call us - instead, follow the instructions for making a written status inquiry. ​

Wearing Face Masks

There is no general prohibition against wearing a face mask for lawful purposes, such as to comply with public health requirements. 

General Concealed Weapons Inquiries

Contact the Concealed Weapon License Section, toll free (within ND only) 1-855-562-4946. The concealed weapon section is available during regular business hours. 

Concealed Weapon License Manual

The open book test to obtain a ND concealed weapon license is based on the Concealed Weapons License manual and state laws. The testing fee charged by the Test Administrator includes a copy of the manual for you to keep.