Refresh Every Two and Renew Every Four, Keep Your Concealed Carry License Current to Stay Legal

It is a requirement to maintain the State of New Mexico Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) by attending training every two years. The “knowledge” part of the training may be online (from the privacy of your own home and at your own pace) or done in a classroom environment. In both cases, you must demonstrate proficiency with your firearm in order to get your concealed carry license, and this portion must be done in person.

The first required training for all new concealed carry licensees is called a refresher (“Refresher” is the legal term used by the State of New Mexico to indicate the midpoint) and it must be done within two years of the initial concealed carry training. The second training after four years is defined as a renewal (“Renewal” is legal term used by the State of New Mexico for licensees wishing to maintain their concealed carry license). The Concealed Carry Renewal requires a background check update and Fee paid to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS).

The “Live Fire” testing is done at a local range and can be completed in two hours or less. To demonstrate proficiency, the concealed carry qualification is done as a scenario taking place at 7 yards, shooting 25 rounds.

The concealed carry renewal licenses take about three weeks to arrive from NMDPS. You can take the training up to 60 days before your expiration date. It is important to understand that when your license expires you may not carried concealed in the general public. 60 days after the license has expired you must start over and apply for a concealed carry license as a new person.

Why You Should Renew Your Concealed Carry With Us...


We have been conducting firearms training in New Mexico for over 26 years and have taught over 7,000 students. As New Mexico's oldest and most trusted firearms training academy, we can ensure your concealed carry refresher (or renewal) is the best available.


Why sit in a classroom if you don't have to? We believe your time is important. The knowledge based portion of the New Mexico Concealed Carry License Renewal can be done online in the comfort of your own home. Review the material at your own pace and then come qualify at the range.

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We realize that doing a concealed carry renewal (or refresher) online is a new concept. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are not just some online company; we have over 26 years of experience teaching students in New Mexico.

What New Mexico Concealed Carry Renewal Students Have To Say...

Fred’s classes are always great.  His knowledge of New Mexico’s concealed carry program is very extensive.

I was right at the limit for days for my CCL expiring and Fred was able to get me into a class.  None of the other schools I called could accommodate me.

I really like that I can do the classroom portion of the concealed carry renewal online.  I have a couple of young kids and sometimes it is a hassle to get away for a class that may take all day.  I was able to do this one at my own pace and around my schedule.