Updated on: 05/29/2021

                                     Attention concealed carry license holders!

 Special Update!!!!!!!!!

I recently attended a meeting in Albuquerque at the Concealed Carry Unit to provide input to a curriculum the unit is developing. 

One of the topics discussed was the required 2 year Refresher (re-qualify)class.

Very soon the Concealed Carry Unit is going to start enforcing the guidelines for the Refresher. 

They indicated that they will be sending reminders (either by mail or email) that you need to do the Refresher. If you don't do it within the 60-day time limit after the midpoint of your license, they will send you another notice that you have 30 days to do the Refresher or your concealed carry license will be suspended. If you fail to do the Refresher after this second notice your license will be revoked and you will have to start all over again with the initial 15 class. 

Until then they will not renew your concealed carry license if you have not done your Refresher.

There are two ways you can do the Refresher. First (and this is the one I recommend because you are required to re-qualify) is to schedule a 2-hour Refresher class with S.A.F.E. or another concealed carry instructor. Upon completion the instructor will submit an after action report and a copy of your training certificate to the Concealed Carry Unit and you will have met your obligation. Or you can go online to 


 and do it online for free. You will have to read the material and send in the certificate you print after passing the test. While this is a good review, particularly of nonviolent dispute resolution, there is no shooting requirement.

It is up to you which option you choose for the Refresher, but you must do it. When you receive your initial or renewed concealed carry license, go to your calendar on your computer or phone and on the day 2 years (2.5 years for veterans with a 5-year license) make an entry to call your instructor and schedule the Refresher class. Or indicate that it’s time to do the online Refresher. Either way works, but you must do that Refresher.

 S.A.F.E.  does Re-qualification and Renewal the first weekend of every month except June and December.   Or call to schedule another time.

                                                             Requalification and Renewal procedures

                                        You MUST shoot all calibers on your license or they will be dropped


New Mexico laws requires all concealed carry license holders to re-qualify at the mid-point of the four year license (29-19-6 H) 

You have a 60 day window before and after the mid-point date.  The shooting certificate is good for 90 days so you have up to 150 days to get this done.

You must take a 2 hour course which includes re-firing the New Mexico qualification course.  S.A.F.E. does all the paperwork for requalification.  Cost to re-qualify is $40.  Requalification shooting will be done on the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range beginning at 8:00am, Sunday following an initial class.


New Mexico laws requires all concealed carry license holders to re-new the four year license within a 60 days period ( before or after) the expiration date of the license.  (

You must take a 4 hour course which includes attending the law portion of a regular class and then re-firing the calibers on your current CHL.   The licensee must do the paperwork for renewal.   S.A.F.E. will furnish all materials to make the renewal application.   Cost of Renewal is $50. 

Both Requalification and Renewal shooting will done on the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range beginning at 8:00am on the Sunday following an initial class.

The law portion of a regular class begins at 1:00pm on Sat. afternoon at the American Legion Hall 1185 E. Madrid Ave., and the Shooting portion beginning at 8:00am Sunday. 

              How to get it done:

Contact S.A.F.E. either by phone or email to save a slot in our next class. 

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