With regard to the State of Ohio Application for License to Carry a Concealed Handgun, it is the intention of the Ohio Legislature that this law (RC 2923.125) is compliant with the National Instant Criminal Background check system. This system of checks contains disqualifiers not specifically enumerated in Section III and/or IV of the license Application. If a disqualifier is found, your application will be denied.
Age: 21 years or older
Residency: Legal Resident of United States & Ohio resident in county of application or adjoining county, or resident of another state employed in in county of application or adjoining county (employment proof required; current paystub or employer letter).
Training: Completion of an 8 hour (or more) certified firearm program (must present certificate with application within 3 years of course completion) UNLESS waived because of previous military service (honorable discharge) within past 10 years or proof of Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Certification within past 10 years.
DISQUALIFYING Criminal History / Legal Background.
PENDING Indictment or Criminal charges for:
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (no time limit - ANYTIME in the past):
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past ONE year): Minor Misdemeanor drug possession or Minor Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past THREE years):
(See above and below for these offenses)
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past FIVE years):
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past TEN years):
ACTIVE Civil Protection Orders, Temporary Protection Order (TPO), or Protection Order from ANY State.
UNDER DISABILITY (ORC 2923.13)
“BRADY” Disqualification - Prior conviction for ANY Domestic Violence charge under ORC 2919.25(or a similar offense from any other state).