Guide for completing a new or renewal CWP paper application.
  • Mark the box that applies to your situation (Disabled Veteran, Retired/Former Military, Active Military, Retired Law Enforcement, or Active Law Enforcement).
  • For a new application, enter new in the Applicant Type space and leave the CWP number space blank.
  • If renewing, enter Renewal in Applicant Type space and write your CWP number in the space provided.
  • Fill in your full name (Last name, first name, middle name, suffix).
  • Fill in your residential address (where you live currently).
  • Fill in your mailing address (where you would like your permit mailed once ready).
  • Fill in your social security number, driver license number and your alien number (if you have one).
  • Fill in your date and place of birth in the space provided (state is fine).
  • Fill in your race, sex, height (ex: 6’2”), weight, eye color, and hair color.
  • Fill in your home phone, business phone, cell phone, and email (not all are needed to process your application.
  • If you are a new CWP applicant, you will need to submit all of the proper documentation along with your application. Please see the Regulatory FAQs for any questions concerning the proper documents that are needed.
  • If you are a new CWP applicant, we will need (2) completed and signed fingerprint cards submitted along with your application.
  • If you are filling out a renewal application, you DO NOT have to submit any fingerprint cards.
  • If you are filling out a renewal application, you DO NOT have to fill in your training date, instructor cert. number, or student number as it is NOT needed to complete your renewal application.
  • If you are filling out a renewal application, you DO NOT need to have an instructor signature or date (as you are just renewing your permit).
  • 14. Check the appropriate boxes indicating South Carolina residence status, required training completion, and federal applicable question(s).
  • 15. Sign and date your new and/or renewal application at the bottom of the application in the space provided.
  • Make certain to also provide a copy of your current South Carolina driver license (making certain that it is current & the address that you have listed on the application you filled out matches such).
  • Make certain that you also include a $50 money order or cashiers’ check to process your application.
  • If you are a Disabled Veteran, or Retired Law Enforcement you are EXEMPT from paying the $50 fee, but you must provide documentation proving such status.
  • Please mail your renewal to the address provided below, and mark it as noted:

    • SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
    • Attention CWP Renewal
    • PO Box 21398
    • Columbia, SC 29221

  • The link for the CWP paper new and renewal application is:
    CWP Application Form