A Massachusetts approved Firearm Safety Course is required for all residents of Massachusetts who wish to obtain the FID or LTC. Anyone is eligible to take the safety course provided they are 15 years old and eligible to obtain a firearms license. In order to obtain a license, in general (and additional circumstances may apply), your record must be free of felonies and domestic abuse orders (209A). Also if you have been convicted of drunk driving from 1994 to the present, you will only be eligible to apply for a FID license 5 years after you have served out the sentence you were given.
Please note, if an applicant is seeking a License To Carry without restrictions, it is strongly recommended they complete a Basic Safety Course with a Live-Fire component or an advanced firearms safety course to increase proficiency with carrying a concealed handgun on his/her person for defense, either in the home or workplace.