Michigan CPL Renewal

Renewal Process

Where to Renew

  • In-person at the County Clerk’s Office
  • On-line using a PIN (if you don’t have a PIN, see instructions below)


Renewal Legal Requirements

  • You MUST complete at least 3 hours reviewing your CPL course material
  • You’ve gone to the range at least once in the 6 months preceding your renewal application


Michigan CPL Renwal Class / Training Requirements

  • There is no training requirement apart from the legal requirements listed above
  • You can study by yourself or you can choose to take a renewal class
  • Proof of training is not required


Benefits of Taking a Renewal Class

  • Refresher on the laws
  • Updates on any changes to the law in the last 5 years
  • Refresher on shooting and conflict avoidance
  • Proof that you completed the requirements to renew


How to Renew Online


How to get your PIN

  • The County Clerk sends it to you in the mail
  • If you didn’t receive it, you can contact the Michigan State Police at 517-284-3700
  • The state police will verify your information and provide your PIN


How long is your CPL good for?

  • It goes into effect on your birthday and is good for 5 years, expiring on your birthday 5 years in the future

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State Law

  1. An application to renew a license to carry a concealed pistol may be submitted not more than six months before the expiration of the current license.
  2.  A license to carry a concealed pistol issued on or after July 1, 2003, but before July 1, 2006, is valid for 5 years. A license to carry a concealed pistol issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2006, is valid until the applicant’s date of birth that falls not less than 4 years or more than 5 years after the license is effective.
  3.  The effective date is the date the previous license expires or the date of approval of the renewal, whichever is later.
  4.  An application is considered a renewal if the applicant has received a concealed pistol license under compliance of the training requirements set forth in the Act after July 1, 2001.
  5.  A CPL license is renewed in the same manner as the original license (see CPL CCW Application Information).  The cost for a renewal license is $115.
  6.  Beginning January 1, 2007, an applicant who is applying for a renewal of a license is not required to have fingerprints taken again if the applicant’s fingerprints have been submitted to and maintained by the Department of State Police for on-going comparison with the automated fingerprint comparison system.  The Department of State Police began storing applicant fingerprints on January 1, 2006.  Therefore, an applicant is not exempt from this requirement unless the last time fingerprints were submitted was after January 1, 2006.
  7.  For an individual licensed after July 1, 2001, and subsequently applying for a renewal:
    • Pistol safety training course is not required
    • Applicant shall present a statement signed by the applicant certifying that he/she has completed at least three (3) hours of review of the pistol safety training course and has at least 1 hour of firing range time in the 6 months immediately preceding the renewal application.