INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE
MINNESOTA PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL
APPLICATION FOR ORGANIZATION OR GOVERNMENT ENTITY APPROVAL
This form should be completed by organizations or government entities seeking permission to train
instructors in the Minnesota Permit to Carry a Pistol Standards, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section
The completed form and all required attachments should be mailed to:
Permit to Carry – Organizational Standards
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
1430 Maryland Ave. E.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106
Packets will be reviewed by the Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Public Safety (or designee).
The review process will be for the purpose of determining whether organizations or government entities
will be certified by the Department of Public Safety.
On approval, the organization or government entity’s name, phone numbers, email address and website
will then be listed on the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Website as a certified organization.
These certified organizations will be accepted by all sheriffs in Minnesota as having complied with the
instructional training requirements.
Providers of programs must keep the Department of Public Safety informed of any changes in course
content. Periodic compliance checks may be conducted. Any business organization or government entity
without up-to-date information on file with the Department of Public Safety will be removed from the list
of approved business organizations published on the BCA Website.
Organizations and government entities that do not pass the review process will be notified of the
deficiencies and the application packet will be returned. Organizations and government entities certified
will be notified and will be listed on the BCA Website.