Maryland HQL and Basic Pistol Training


This four-hour course is designed to prepare and certify trainees for gun ownership in the state of Maryland. After students have completed this course, they are eligible to apply for their own HQL license. Once we’ve completed lectures and drills, our trainees leave outfitted with a firm grasp on proper firearm operation, home firearm safety, shooting fundamentals and state firearm law.

The state of Maryland requires students to fire one round to complete their HQL training course and apply for their own HQL. We like to do things differently. In our HQL course, students fire 50 rounds and participate in drills and in-depth walkthroughs. We also look out for the future of our trainees by assisting with the application process, offering future purchase advice, providing maintenance tips and reviewing Maryland weapon laws.

We intend to truly prepare our students for gun ownership, not just work them through the bare minimum.

Next available course

Wed 12

Maryland HQL + Basic Pistol

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instruction Materials 

The cost of this class Includes:

  • Pistol rental
  • 50 rounds of ammo
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing Protection

Students may bring their own, but do not have to. Participants should consider bringing a notepad, pen, snack and beverage along as well.

* Successful completion of this class does not guarantee you will be issued a Handgun Qualification License.

* The cost of the course does not include LiveScan fingerprints or the Maryland State application fee.

How Can I Enroll in HQL Classes in Baltimore, MD?

At Soteria Training Academy, we offer HQL courses in Baltimore, MD that you can register for by visiting our calendar. We offer a broad range of times and dates to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.


The cost of our Maryland HQL and Basic Pistol class includes firearm rental, eye and ear protection, 50 rounds of ammunition, range time and classroom instruction. We ask that enrollees bring with them a notepad, pen, snack and beverage to get the most out of class time.

Visit our Calendar to register today!