The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) implemented a new Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system on May 1st, 2018. SLED in partnership with IdentoGo by IDEMIA, has developed the SLED EasyPath system. This streamlined system allows SLED to process CWP's as required by statute, while offering applicants a new online renewal process and adding a new online permit replacement feature as well.

In the next phase, SLED will implement a new online CWP registration and electronic fingerprinting capture system that will be available starting January 8th, 2019. This phase will allow applicants for a NEW SC CWP to begin the application online and set up an appointment at an available IdentoGo site. At the IdentoGo site they can submit their CWP application documentation and have their fingerprints taken and sent to SLED electronically. SLED will continue to process all submitted applications received from the IdentoGo appointments made online and any applications made by mail.
Please see: Automated Fingerprinting Registration Instructions

If you wish to continue to schedule your NEW CWP application onsite appointment, start an online permit renewal or replacement application, please click this link, but if you wish to submit a paper application and mail directly to SLED, please click cancel.

*** To change or cancel an existing appointment, please click here and select the section "To Look Up or Change an Existing Appointment" ***.


Concealed Weapons Permits, Security Guard, and Private Investigator Questions
CWP Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
(803) 896-7015

If you are interested in becoming a certified CWP instructor, please call (803) 896-7029 (or email for an application packet.