My FOID application was denied in October 2019 on a +5 mental health prohibitor. I did some research then which left me discouraged with questions I did not know how to answer. I found this place very recently, and after my wife purchased her first handgun, I thought it was time to take another look into the appeal process. So after reading the threads on FOID appeals, I am encouraged that some of my questions have been answered. But I have others to ask. I thought I would put all questions in a list, and let you good people correct any mis-impressions I may have, and answer the ones I haven’t yet. 1. My first question was who meets the definition of a “qualified person” to do the required examination. My psychiatrist refused and I was unsure my therapist met the requirements. She’s a Masters educated LCPC and I found that answers here. Thank you. I have an appointment this week. 2. I also found several more forms that I thought needed to be filled out. Seeing the list Molly posted, I see no requirement for a personal statement like the directions I had found. If anyone can confirm/deny that as a need, oh please do! 3. On a related note, if a personal statement is required, I ask you please to advise what level of candor is most to my advantage? I think too much detail would provide more general reasons to uphold a denial while a sterile, clinical description might not be detailed enough to overturn it. Where is the happy medium? 4. I note all materials must be sent to the state police, and that the MH exam must be the original form. I am assuming that my stuff and the MH must be sent separately, and that I can have a copy of the exam. 5. Another requirement I had found was a personal letter written by an adult familiar with me as a personal reference. But I did not see that form among Molly’s links. Is it a requirement? Thanks in advance for all input.