Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH)

The Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) licensure went into effect on January 1, 2007 after the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act (KPFPA) was signed into law on July 1, 2006.  Below are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding CCH.


Where can I find a Concealed Carry Handgun class?
There are many law enforcement and private agencies throughout the state that offer Concealed Carry Handgun Class.  The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is one of those agencies.  To locate a certified instructor, click here.


What is the training requirement?
The KPFPA requires all CCH license applicants must successfully complete an 8 hour CCH training program approved by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.


What is the cost of the CCH training course?
The Allen County Sheriff’s Office charges $75.00 to attend the course.

After completing the course, applicants are required to submit to fingerprinting at their local Sheriff’s Office.  When doing so, the applicant will need a personal check or money order for $32.50 for processing.

After completing the fingerprinting, the applicant will also be required to submit a personal check or money order in the amount of $100.00 to the Office of the Attorney General.

Total cost for the training course does not include a weapon or ammunition.  Those items are the sole responsibility of the applicant.


When and where does the Allen County Sheriff’s Office offer a CCH class?
Classes are held various times throughout the year.  Classes are announced on the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, this website, the Iola Register, and KIKS Radio.

Classes are held at:
Allen County Courthouse
Lower Level
1 N. Washington
Iola, KS 66749


How do I apply for a CCH license?
To apply for a CCH license, you need to complete a Kansas CCH Application.


How do I register for a CCH class hosted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office?
You may register online on our website under the CCH Class link.  This link is located on the menu bar and is only available when a class is scheduled and available for registration.


For further information, please visit the Kansas Attorney General Concealed Carry page.

You may also contact:
Detective Anthony Maness
Allen County Sheriff’s Office
1 N. Washington
Iola, KS 66749
620.365.1400