CPL Requirements

An applicant must:
• Be at least 21 years of age;
• Have completed an approved pistol training class;
• Be a legal resident of the State of Michigan for at least 6 months, active duty military permanently stationed in Michigan or active duty military stationed outside of Michigan, but Michigan is the applicant’s home of record;
• Have a valid State ID;
• Be a citizen of the U.S. or a lawfully admitted alien;
• Not have been convicted of a felony or have felony charges pending;
• Not be subject to an order or disposition for any of the following:
• No Involuntary hospitalization or involuntary alternative treatment,
• Not have any Legal incapacitation,
• Not have a Personal protection order,
• Not have a Bond or conditional release prohibiting purchase or possession of a firearm, or
• Finding of not guilty by reason of insanity;
• Not be prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving or distributing a firearm under Michigan law;
• Not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces;
• Not have been convicted of one of the following misdemeanors in the 8 years immediately preceding the date of application: Failing to stop when involved in a personal injury accident; operating while intoxicated, second offense [MCL 257.625(9)(b)]; drunk driving, commercial vehicle [MCL 257.625m(4)]; or reckless driving [MCL 257.626];
• Not have been convicted of one of the following misdemeanors in the three years immediately preceding the date of application: Operating under the influence [MCL 257.625], embezzlement [MCL 750.174], larceny [MCL 750.365], malicious destruction of stolen property [MCL 750.377a], second-degree retail fraud [MCL 750.356d];
• Not have been found guilty of any crime and not have offered a plea of not guilty of, or been acquitted of, any crime by any reason of insanity;
• Not have a diagnosed mental illness at the time the application is made that includes an assessment that the individual presents a danger to himself or herself or to another, regardless of whether he or she is receiving treatment for that illness;
• Not be detrimental to the safety of his or her self or any other person; and
• Meet federal law requirements.