This is The Dead Zero Academy’s Certified Tennessee State Handgun Carry Permit Course that certifies you to legally carry a handgun in Tennessee and the 36 States that recognize TN Carry Permit Reciprocity.
**The course consists of:**
You will receive a 10-minute break at the beginning of each hour and a lunch break not to exceed 1 hour. Common practice is for everyone to bring their lunch or go to one of the many places nearby and pick up lunch and bring it back to eat while watching the state video to save time. The video starts with the last person back.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You must then take the certificate of completion to the Tennessee Drivers Services (any location) to apply for your handgun carry permit. You will have to pay the state registration fees and those fees will include your fingerprint fees. The Drivers Services location will assist you in completing the remainder of your Handgun Carry Permit.
Visit www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain.html for state document requirements and pricing.
*If you are a veteran, you will receive a discount through the state but will be required to show your DD-214 to Drivers Services when applying for your permit.
**The Dead Zero Academy is not involved in the process of issuing you your Handgun Carry Permit, only issuing the Course Certificate of Completion once you complete our Handgun Carry Permit Course. For any Handgun Carry Permit Application questions not pertaining to the Handgun Carry Permit Course held at the Dead Zero Shooting Park please call the TN Dept of Homeland Security Handgun unit at (615) 251-8590
– To be prepared for the class you will need to go to [https:// dl.safety.tn.gov](https://dl.safety.tn.gov/) and complete the Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Application. Upon completion of the application, you will be given a 7-15 digit application number that does not contain letters. Please write this number down, print the page and/or create a screen capture so that you will have a record of this number. Once you exit this screen you will not be able to obtain this number again and we do not have access to your number. This application number is important because it is how we will link your certificate of completion to the state so that you will be able to obtain your Carry Permit so please bring this number with you to class.
– You will need a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition. You do not have to test with the gun that you will be carrying, so individuals often use a smaller caliber handgun for testing. **If you do not have a gun then we do provide rentals at a reasonable cost and we also have ammunition on site for sale if needed.** If you bring your own firearm (unloaded) then you must leave it in your vehicle until the instructor directs you to retrieve the firearm.
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