You may begin the renewal process up to 180 days prior to the license expiration date. Timely renewal is the responsibility of the license holder – but to remind you, the BCI will send a renewal reminder to the last address we have on file. You cannot renew an expired license.
- The first step of the renewal process is to review the requirements.
To renew a Class 1 license, you will need to complete the testing process, just as you did for your initial license. You can “downgrade” to a class 2 license and avoid having to retest by indicating on the application that you would like a class 2 license. You do not have to retest to renew a class 2 license.
- In order to comply with current federal firearm requirements, the renewed license is valid for five years from the date it is issued.
If your license has expired, it is not a valid license and cannot be renewed. You will have to start over as a new applicant.
IF YOUR LICENSE HAS EXPIRED, DO NOT CARRY CONCEALED!