One of the most popular reasons for taking an NRA Basic Pistol course is to obtain a concealed carry license (CWL or CCL). A common misconception or question I am asked is if I issue licenses. No, the NRA does not issue licenses, nor does any other training school. Only the State you reside in issues licenses and laws vary widely regarding qualifications and where you may use your license. What we provide as instructors is training and proof of it in the form of a certificate you use to make your State application with.