New Mexico

Department of Public Safety

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Concealed Handgun Carry Info

NMDPS Concealed Handgun Carry Unit

6301 Indian School Rd NE Ste. 310
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Ph: (505) 841 -8053
Office hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm
Send all questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Concealed Carry Unit is notifying all instructors of the recent repeal and replacement of Rule 10.8.2 NMAC Carrying Concealed Handguns that implements the Concealed Handgun Carry Act , and establishes requirements and procedure regarding licenses to carry concealed handguns and instructors and firearms training courses. Changes to the existing rule include, and are not limited to, amendments and additions regarding: the objective of the rule and citations of statutory authority; definitions; procedures for filings, correspondence, and inquiries; filings considered incomplete; proof of residency requirements; proof of disposition of charges; application requirements for a license; documents required for a license; license application review and issuance; requirements for reciprocity, recognition, and transfer of license; documents required to be submitted; forms to be submitted to the Department and how obtained; electronic fingerprinting; firearms training requirements and exceptions; procedures for additional categories and for higher caliber handguns on license; procedures for renewal and replacement of licenses; when licensees may be disarmed and have license confiscated; terms and conditions of license; conditions for denial, suspension or revocation of a license; conditions for approval of instructors and firearms training; procedures for background investigations; conditions for suspension or revocation of an instructor permit; responsibilities of approved instructors; hearing procedures; appeals procedures; departmental immunity; refresher course requirements; training requirements for instructors; mounted patrol officers, retired law enforcement, and military persons qualifications for a license; payments and fees; and other clarifications and modifications as allowed by applicable law.

Important Forms

Download the Concealed Handgun Carry Act Booklet

Replacement Card Application (Lost, Stolen, Destroyed, Endorsement, & Change of Name/Address)

2 yr Refresher

CHC Two Hour Online Refresher Course (Please Include your permit number on the certificate)

Instructor Forms

Instructor Form - After Action Report

Instructor Form – Student Training Certificate

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Concealed Carry at (505) 841-8053 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..