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Is Your Web Browser Compatible with the MSP Website

Urban Defense LLC has received the following quote from MSP regarding their suggested fix for web browser compatibility issues. The following is an exact quote from them:

"MDSP website "410-653-4463" The version of Internet Explorer that you are using is "too new".Go to the I/E tool bar and clicked on compatibility view settings. A box appears at the left with the web address MDSP etc... in the add box. Click add and then close and that should do it. You should able to breeze through the rest of the application.Hope that this helps."

Maryland State Police Web Support

Urban Defense LLC is not affiliated with the Maryland State Police or the State of Maryland. We do not provide technical support for the Maryland State Police website and/or the online application system.

If you require assistance with the Maryland State Police online application process for HQL please contact the Maryland State police HQL Division at 410-653-4200 or 800-525-5555

HQL Process

Urban Defense LLC offers the following information to assist you with the HQL process. The student is responsible for submitting accurate and truthful information when applying for their HQL. We are not responsible for the use or misuse of the information provided.

If you have questions or require assistance with the online application process please contact the Maryland State police HQL Division at 410-653-4200 or 800-525-5555.

The Application 

You MUST Apply ONLINE and if necessary have the capability to scan and upload documents if necessary. The MSP website recommends using "Microsoft's Internet Explorer" Web Browser, so if you use another Web Browser you MAY have issues using the site.

If you don’t have a Maryland Driver’s License or Maryland Identification to you will have to upload a Passport Type Photograph. The ONLY Residency exemptions are for Active U.S. Military Personnel and their Spouses.

The Maryland HQL is good for 10 Years and costs $50.00, plus the cost of Live Scan Fingerprints, and Training. Renewals are $20.00 and DO NOT require Fingerprints.

You MUST pay the HQL Application Fees with a Visa or MasterCard.

BEFORE you complete the Maryland Handgun Qualification License Process you MUST have your Fingerprints taken at a Live Scan Service Provider. You CAN NOT use Ink Fingerprints or Previous Live Scan Fingerprints for the HQL Application.  

Here is a list of Live Scan Service Providers:
If you use you do not have to provide the following information.

The routing information to provide to the Live Scan service provider is:
Agency Authorization Number: 1300004845
Agency ORI Number: MD920511Z
Reason Fingerprinted: MD Public Safety Article, Section 5-117.1 pertaining to Handgun Qualification License

Now, here is the Application Process:

1) Go To:

2) Click on Create User Account

3) After you creating your User Account, Log-On to:

4) On the Web Page, click on BLUE LINK that says "Initial Application"

5) On the Drop-Down Boxes use the following Options:
-Firearms Services
-HQL Training 

6) Then click Start Application and FOLLOW the examples listed below the boxes you fill out.
There are several Web Pages that you need to fill out. If you did not get Live Scan Fingerprints taken then you cannot fully complete the first Web Page until completed.

7) Enter the Live Scan Tracking Number and Date on the first Web Page of Online Application.

8) Enter HQL number of instructor for the training class.

9) When all the forms are filled out, submit them with your Master Card or Visa Credit Card Information for the $50.00 fee, and wait.

10) When all the forms are filled out, submit, and you should get your HQL in the mail in 2 weeks.