Do I need to complete another training course to renew my Nonprofessional Permit to Carry?
Iowa law specifies that to renew a Permit to Carry Weapons, a person must complete any of the acceptable forms of training or, at the discretion of the applicant, the applicant may instead choose to qualify on a range under the supervision of a certified instructor.

Iowa law does not prescribe a particular course of fire, so the instructor determines what constitutes qualification. The completion of another training course or qualification on a range must occur within the 12 months prior to the expiration of the current permit.

Since an application for a renewal must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the current permit, this effectively leaves an 11 month window in which a person must complete training or qualify on a range.

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1. What is the fee to obtain a Permit to Carry?
2. How long does the process take for a Permit to Carry?
3. Do I have to renew my Permit to Carry?
4. What do I need to do to renew my Permit to Carry?
5. Do I need to complete another training course to renew my Nonprofessional Permit to Carry?
6. What happens if I do not submit my application for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the current permit?
7. I am a military veteran and I obtained my Nonprofessional Permit to Carry by presenting my DD-214 discharge to satisfy the training requirement. Can I show that DD-214 again to renew my permit?
8. I am currently serving in the Armed Forces (or National Guard) and hold a Nonprofessional Permit to Carry Weapons. Can I use my military service record to renew my Permit to Carry Weapons?
9. What happens if I move into Hardin County with an existing Permit to Carry issued from another county?
10. I lost my permit or my permit was damaged beyond recognition. Can I obtain a duplicate?
11. I have moved since my permit was issued. Am I required to notify anyone of the change of address and/or am I required to obtain an updated permit showing my new address?