Maryland HQL



This 4-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 100 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.

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Instruction Materials

The cost of this class Includes:

  • Pistol rental
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing Protection

If you already have your own, feel free to bring them along. 

Participants should consider bringing a notepad, pen, snack and beverage along as well.

*Ammo not included. Please bring 100 rounds!

* 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 Pistol 1 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!