CCW MAPS & FAQ’s
Is the Idaho Standard Permit going away?
No, the standard license is not going away. It will still be recognized in all the states that accept Idaho’s current reciprocity. (Reciprocity is subject to change.)
What’s included in the Multi-state (CCW) Concealed Carry Weapons classes?
We provide all the paperwork and certifications the applicant needs to obtain his permit(s). In some classes, we also offer fingerprinting , and passport pictures for an additional fee of $20.00. Students are encouraged to bring an extra $20.00 to the class (cash or check) so they have the option of obtaining fingerprints during the class. If the service is not available for a given class, students are able to go to their local Sheriff’s department to have their fingerprints taken.
What do I need to bring for the Multi-State class?
The only things you will need to bring with you are to the Multi-State class is: your driver’s license (or other government issued picture ID), and (2) your payment for the class. We will provide you everything you need to be successful in this class. You do not need to bring a firearm to the class!
What do I need to bring for the Idaho Enhanced class?
The Idaho Enhanced class requires participants to shoot a pistol a minimum of 98 rounds. For this class students will need to bring their handgun of choice, Ear and Eye Protection, at least 100 rounds of factory loaded ammunition, and for our 8 hour classes a sack lunch.
How much do you charge for your Multi-State classes?
For our (Multi-State CCW) Concealed weapons Classes we only charge $80 for all 4 state certificates. To guarantee a seat you should pre-register for all classes on our website. Keep in mind when you get certified in the 4 states we offer you will be qualified to conceal carry in 80 % of the United States. Payment is accepted on our website, or collected directly from the participants at the beginning of the class. We prefer cash payments, and exact change is appreciated. Class fees are non-refundable, but if a class is missed we allow students to reschedule and participate in a future class.
How much do you charge for your Idaho Enhanced CCW classes?
Our Idaho Enhanced Concealed weapons Classes are only $150. Because Idaho Enhanced does not cover Oregon. it will also be available for participants as part of the Enhanced class. To guarantee a seat you should pre-register for all classes on our website. Idaho is waiting on the Idaho attorney general to update the formal reciprocity agreement maps as the formal agreements are finalized. The Proposed reciprocity is hoped to be at 40 out of 50 states, with our Oregon license. Payment is accepted on our website as classes fill up fast. Class fees are non-refundable, but if a class is missed we allow students to reschedule and participate in a future class.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash, checks and all major credit cards. Class fees are non-refundable, but we will allow you to reschedule to participate in a future class. Credit cards may not be available depending on internet and cellular coverage.
What is your refund policy?
We understand that schedules can change and for whatever reason you may be unable to attend the class for which you have registered. We have determined that our class fees are non-refundable. We will, however, allow you to reschedule and participate in a future class. We return to most class locations, just find a class that works with your schedule on our “CCW Class Schedule” page. Please send us an email to let us know the future date you will be attending. We will make sure we have a spot available. NO REFUNDS!
What other fees will I pay in addition to the cost of the class?
You will have to pay to have your fingerprints taken which is usually $10 to $20 depending on location. Second you will have to pay an application fee charged by each state you are applying to (these range from $50 to $ 65 depending on which states you are applying for). The state application fee is not paid at the course. It is paid to your local Sheriff’s department, or other government agency. This fee will be paid when you apply for the permit(s). Further details will be covered in your class.
How long do your classes last?
Our Multi-State concealed carry classes are approximately 3-4 hours long. Our Idaho Enhanced class is an 8 hour class, which include a 4 hour legal portion and a 4 hour range safety and shooting exercise. At times the classes can go over depending on questions and paperwork, so please adjust your schedules accordingly.
Do class participants have to take a test or shoot a gun as part of the class?
Students will not need to take a test or shoot a gun for the Multi-State class. However, the Idaho Enhanced License does require Range time, and shooting. Students will be expected to demonstrate gun safety with a prop gun provided by the instructors. There will be no live ammunition in the classroom.
Do I also need to obtain a permit from the state where I reside?
You do not need to have your resident permit prior to taking our class. Our classes will satisfy the training requirements to obtain your resident permit. However If you would like to apply for the Utah Permit Your resident state must be obtained prior to applying.
Why would non - UT, AZ residents want OR- UT- AZ concealed firearm permit in addition to their resident state permit?
Utah, and Arizona concealed firearm permits are some of the most widely recognized permits in the United States, and when all are obtained will cover up to about 80% of the united states. Because of this, our class is a very popular firearm permits course.
Why would non-Arizona residents want an Arizona concealed firearm permit in addition to their resident state permit?
The Arizona permit, like the Utah, is very widely recognized. The difference between the Utah permit and the Arizona permit is that the Arizona is recognized by nearly all of the same states as Utah, but is also recognized by New Mexico. Arizona permit is not recognized in Washington whereas the Utah permit is recognized. Our class qualifies students to obtain the UT, ID, OR, and AZ permits. Students can choose which permits they would like to obtain.
How long do I have after the class to submit my application(s)?
Applications for Firearm Permit must be submitted within 12 months after you take the class. We recommend getting it in as soon as possible after the class is taken. If more than one year has passed and you failed to submit your paperwork, you will need to attend the class again and get new paperwork. Don’t let that happen to you.
If I have waited too long to submit my application(s), do I have to pay to retake the class?
As noted above, if you waited too long to submit your paperwork, you will need to retake the class. When you retake the class, we will only charge you $20. This reduced fee covers our overhead, materials and other costs associated with the class. In this case please contact us to schedule the class.
How long will it take to get my permit after I apply?
It takes approximately 60 to 90 days from the date your application is received to issue the permit.
Does your company issue my permit(s)?
No we do not issue your permit(s). We are only certified to provide instruction needed to obtain your permit(s). Permits are issued by the state(s) you are obtaining the permit(s) from. We will provide you with all the details on how and where to apply for your permits during the class.
Will I obtain my permits immediately after the class is over?
No we do not issue your permit. We are only certified to provide instruction needed to obtain your permit(s).
I have an alcohol related offense on my criminal record. Will this prohibit me from obtaining a permit?
We encourage you to call the issuing authority (usually your county sheriff) and ask them directly so you get your answer directly from the source.
I have one or more misdemeanor offenses on my criminal record. Will this prohibit me from obtaining a permit?
It depends on what the offenses, and were and when they occurred. Since we do not actually issue your permit, we advise you to contact the issuing authority (usually your sheriff) and ask them directly.
How long are the concealed firearm permits valid?
ID, and AZ, and UT permits are valid for 5 years from the date issued. OR is now a 4 year handgun ONLY permit. Permits can be renewed by sending the State renewal fee in the mail before permit expires. (Oregon however requires you renew in person)
Does taking this class guarantee the issuance of a concealed carry permit?
No, Taking this class does not guarantee the issuance of a concealed carry permit as participants must be legally permitted to own a firearm, and will need to pass a federal background check.
Are there certain places I am not allowed to take my firearm even after I get my permit?
Yes. Each state has its own unique list of the places that are off limits to firearms. Most of the time these areas are referred to as weapon free zones. Most weapon free zones remain off-limits even after you obtain your permit. The weapon free zones include, but are not limited to Federal buildings, schools, colleges, Indian Reservations, and anywhere posted. Please check your local laws and guidelines.
Are there any pre-requisites to taking your class?
There are no prerequisites for the concealed carry classes.
Do I need to purchase a gun prior to taking the class?
No. Many people who take our class have little or no prior firearm experience. You don’t even need to own a gun to attend and enjoy our Multi-State classes. However if you wish to attend the Idaho Enhanced Class which requires shooting we recommend you bring your pistol of choice to get antiquated with it, and so you are confident with your own firearm. We do however rent pistols for those who have not yet purchased one. If you plan on renting a firearm please contact instructors for availability of gun rentals.
Will you do private classes for groups?
Yes, for private groups please contact contact Joe @ 208-867-4684
I have already had my fingerprints taken and they are “in the system.” Do I need to have them taken again to get my permit?
Yes. Even if you’ve been fingerprinted in the past you will need to be fingerprinted again to qualify for permits.
What do you cover in your classes?
The topics we cover include firearm safety, handgun types, concealed carry techniques, weapon free zone laws, self-defense laws, firearm transportation laws, firearm types and functions, what to do if you have to pull your weapon, and much more.
Where can I find more information regarding concealed carry laws?
A great resource for information on individual state laws and other general information including concealed carry maps, etc. visit: www.usacarry.com