Firearms Permit

Permit Information

For information about requirements pertaining to Law Enforcement Officers, see Wis. Admin. Code § 34.01 (5) to (8).

For information about restrictions on carrying a firearm in a vehicle, see Wis. Admin. Code § 34.011.

Pre-Credential Education Information

Applicants for a new firearms permit must complete at least 36 hours of initial firearms training as described in Wis. Admin. Code SPS § 34.03(1). The training must be provided by a firearms proficiency certifier approved by the Department.  

Applicants who wish to apply equivalent training under SPS 34.03(2) must submit evidence they were authorized by another licensing jurisdiction or governmental agency to carry a firearm while on duty as a police officer, a security guard or a private detective in the 5 years immediately before applying to the Department for a firearms permit. 

Application for Permit

467Application for Firearms Certification of Proficiency
2698Approved Firearms Instructors
2118Change of Employer or Additional Employer
​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Late Renewal After Five (5) or More Years

A person who has not obtained a Certificate of Proficiency within the five (5) years preceding the date of application for a permit must complete the full 36-hour course.

Renewal Information


  • No FEE required. (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • APP (Submit Form #467)

Other Requirements      

  • Hold an unexpired Private Security Permit or Private Detective License
  • Be employed by a Private Security Agency or Private Detective Agency
  • Have received at least six hours of firearms refresher training from a firearms proficiency certifier approved by the Department. A list of approved certifiers is posted on the Department's web site.

Renewal Methods

  • Request a Paper Renewal Form: (608) 266-2112

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
​467​Application for Firearms Certification of Proficiency
R210​Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship.  Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.