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Joining the USCCA

Where can I activate my USCCA Membership?

You can activate the self-defense education, training and legal protection of your USCCA Membership in a variety of ways:

Join Now: Just click any of the “Join Now” buttons on our pages to receive activation directions.

Member Services: Alternatively, if you prefer to activate your membership through a live USCCA Member Services agent, you can schedule an appointment online or call our Wisconsin-based team at 800-674-9779 from 6am to 11pm Central Time.

Chat Online: Our USCCA Member Services team is always happy to answer your questions online! Just look for the “Live Chat” box on the bottom right corner of any USCCA page.

Send a Message: Additionally, feel free to send us a message any time via our automated message service. A member of our award-winning customer service team will reach out to resolve any questions you might have.

How do I contact the USCCA about starting a membership?

The USCCA’s live, American-based customer service representatives are available to talk with you about USCCA Membership any time of day, any day of the week! Just call 800-674-9779. Our team members are standing by to help answer your questions.

Or, if you prefer to communicate with us online, feel free to email us, send us a message or use our live chat option!

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When does my USCCA Membership start after I activate?

The self-defense education, training and legal protection of your USCCA Membership begins the moment you activate your membership!

As your family’s ultimate protector, you get to enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that you have access to all the great benefits of USCCA Membership.

What do I get right after I join the USCCA?

Along with gaining the legal protection of the USCCA Self-Defense SHIELD, you will also receive an exclusive USCCA Carry Confidence Kit containing:

  • Your membership card with complete post-incident instructions
  • Your welcome letter from USCCA President Tim Schmidt
  • Digital access to your complete USCCA Membership Agreement
  • Your quick reference guide for self-defense incidents
  • Your USCCA decal

Additionally, when you join the United States Concealed Carry Association, you’ll get immediate access to all of the education and training benefits of your USCCA Member Dashboard. Just log in with your username and password to view your online training library, access your exclusive member-only discounts and read past issues of Concealed Carry Magazine.

Can I sign up for USCCA Membership using a check?

Yes. You can sign up for a USCCA Membership by mailing in a membership form with a check or money order. Simply click the membership form link to download and print your membership form now. Then, mail in the completed form and we'll get your membership activated as soon as possible.

Our mailing address is:


1000 Freedom Way

West Bend, WI 53095-4945

How can I log into my USCCA Member Dashboard?

Accessing the incredible resources in your USCCA Member Dashboard is quick and easy:

  1. Go to and click “My Account” in the upper right.
  2. Log in using your username and password. You are now logged into your Member Dashboard. You can continue to navigate and return to your Member Dashboard at any time by clicking “My Account.”
  3. Once in your Member Dashboard, you will have access to all of your incredible member-only tools and resources.
  4. If you have trouble accessing your Member Dashboard or any of the valuable resources within, please call our Wisconsin-based Member Services team at 800-674-9779.

If you prefer to see a video walkthrough of this process, click here.

Does the USCCA protect members in all 50 states?

Unfortunately, new USCCA Memberships are currently unavailable to New York state, New Jersey state, and Washington state residents at this time.

The good news is that the USCCA is actively working on a solution that will meet these states’ strict requirements and allow us to offer membership to residents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but please know we are working diligently on a long-term solution. We will provide updates as soon as membership is available in these states.

If you’d like to talk to one of our American-based Member Services representatives regarding this issue, please feel free to call 800-674-9779.

Where can I learn more about USCCA Membership?

If you’d like to know more about all of the incredible self-defense education, training and legal protection benefits the USCCA offers, simply visit the USCCA Membership Page.

There you’ll find a comprehensive overview of our Gold, Platinum (our most popular!) and Elite USCCA Membership levels.

If you prefer to talk to a live Member Services Agent about your USCCA Membership options, call our American-based team any time at 800-674-9779. They’re available 6am-11pm Central Time to take your call.

Are there any discounts on USCCA Membership for military or LEOs?

The USCCA is proud to support American veterans, first responders and law enforcement officers at home and abroad. We consider it an honor to offer a discount to those who are serving or who have served our country and communities.

To find out more, just call our Member Services department at 800-674-9779 or just look for the “Live Chat” box on the bottom right corner of any USCCA page.

What does the USCCA provide to help me carry with confidence?

Unlike concealed carry insurance, the USCCA provides responsibly armed Americans with the self-defense education, training and legal protection they need to carry with confidence.

The United States Concealed Carry Association is dedicated to providing you with practical and consistent training that will keep your self-defense and concealed carry skills sharp.

Some of the top education and training benefits from a USCCA Membership include:

      • 8 issues of Concealed Carry Magazine every year
      • Weekly updates on news, changing laws and gear reviews
      • Lifesaving checklists, guides and eBooks waiting in your dashboard
      • Interactive "Ask An Attorney" monthly webinars [Platinum & Elite Member Benefit]
      • Weekly training drills sent to your inbox
      • A CCW Reciprocity Map with permit expiration reminders
      • Live training broadcasts with industry experts
      • Access to the nationwide USCCA Certified Instructor Network
      • Over 30 training videos exclusively in your member dashboard
      • 10+ hours in eLearning training systems [Elite Member Benefit]

What's the difference in the USCCA membership options?

Every level of USCCA Membership is designed to help you carry with confidence. However, the higher levels offer more education and training resources, as well as increased legal protection.

In addition to the universal membership benefits, only Elite Membership offers you:

      • $2,250,000 in Self-Defense SHIELD protection*
      • 10+ hours in eLearning training systems
      • 70+ lifesaving guides
      • 14 years of Concealed Carry Magazine back issues
      • An Elite VIP Expo Experience
      • An Elite Concierge Phone Line

Refer to the USCCA Membership Chart for specific details and all membership benefits.

*All Self-Defense Shield Protection Plan Benefit amounts are detailed more fully in, and are subject to the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in the Membership Agreement.

Does the USCCA charge tax?

The USCCA complies with all state sales tax laws and may apply sales tax where applicable.

If your state has a tax that is applicable to USCCA goods and services, we automatically calculate and apply it to your purchase after you enter your address in the cart.

If your state’s tax laws change, you may see those new tax charges in the middle of a subscription or membership.

What if I can’t afford USCCA membership?

Even if you can't get the membership at this time, we do have a free weekly newsletter which consistently provides valuable, lifesaving information. The Concealed Carry Report is received by nearly 3 million responsibly armed Americans like you! It’s delivered every Friday with a message from USCCA President Tim Schmidt and editorials on recent events, gun and gear reviews, and law and news regarding your right to own a firearm.

Also, remember that we do offer affordable monthly payment options, as low as $22 a month. For more information, please call our Wisconsin-based USCCA Team at 800-674-9779.

What makes USCCA Membership different than concealed carry insurance?

With the most comprehensive self-defense education, training and legal protection available to responsibly armed Americans, a USCCA Membership protects you in ways that concealed carry insurance won’t.

Concealed carry insurance companies may simply provide you with a card and phone number. The United States Concealed Carry Association, however, is fiercely committed to your freedom and independence, and works tirelessly to protect both through USCCA Membership.

A USCCA Membership offers responsibly armed Americans with benefits you simply can’t find anywhere else; including Community Giving Program and exclusive member discounts and perks.


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