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Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit FAQs

Please understand that having a multi-state permit does not necessarily, nor typically, negate the need for a home-state permit. For WA, ID, OR, and MT residents this course is not in lieu of applying for a home-state permit at your county Sheriff’s Office.

Is is my permit issued during the course?
No. Permits are NOT issued during the course.  As with drivers licenses, concealed carry permits are issued by the government, not by private citizens. Our multi-state course far exceeds the requirements to apply for the multi-state permits and students who complete this course earn proof of training certificates which allow them to apply. During your course, we will walk you through the complete application process for which ever multi-state permit gives you the most coverage depending upon your state of residence.

Is the multi-state permit valid in Oregon?
Oregon does not accept a concealed carry permit from any state, but Oregon will permits to residents of bordering states, who meet the requirements.

What is your refund policy? Do I have to pre-register or can I  pay at the door?
Demand for permits is at an all-time high which means that seating for each course is limited. Although students may walk-in and pay at the door ($105), we cannot guarantee that there will be available seats. Students who register, reserve their seat by paying for their course online or over the phone are guaranteed a seat. We understand that schedules can change and that a student may be unable to attend the course for which they registered and paid. Because we want all of our students to get the most benefit from their investment, students have one year from their registration date to attend the course in the future.

Do I bring my firearm to my multi-state permit course?
You do not need to bring a gun to class.  At this time, there is no shooting requirement for this course.

Do I need permit from my home state?
A large percentage of our students do not yet have their home-state permit when they take the multi-state course, however, students who choose the Utah multi-state permit, they will need to have their home state’s  permit before mailing off their Utah application.

Idaho residents who do not have their home-state permit will WANT to take our multi-state course before applying for their Idaho permit because they will need to present a proof of firearm training certificate (which we provide as part of the course fee) when they apply at their local Sheriff’s Office.

A prerequisite to obtaining the Utah multi-state permit is to obtain your home state’s concealed weapon permit if you live in a state that recognizes the Utah permit (e.g. Washington, Idaho, Montana).

Students DO NOT need to have their home state permit prior to taking our multi-state course. Students will just need it prior to mailing in the Utah application (must be done within one year of course completion).

Is there cost in addition to the course fee to obtain a multi-state permit?
Yes. Because the state runs each applicant’s background check, the state background check fee is NOT included in the course fee and is paid directly to the state at the time of application.

The state background check fee for Arizona is $60 and is paid by cashier’s check or money order made out to “AZ DPS”. The Arizona application packet is mailed to Arizona for processing.

The state background check fee for Utah is $49 and is paid to Utah by debit/credit card, personal check, or money order. Checks may be made out to “Utah BCI”. The Utah application packet is mailed into Utah for processing.

The state fingerprinting and background check fee for Oregon is $65 and is paid to Oregon with cash or check. The Oregon permit must be applied for in person at a Sheriff’s Office. Although you may apply in person through any Oregon Sheriff’s Office, during your course, we mentioned a few specific counties.

For WA residents ONLY: The state fingerprinting and background check fee for Washington is $52.50 and is paid to Washington with cash or check. The Washington permit must be applied for in person at the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which you reside. WA residents do not need to apply for an ID carry permit.

For ID residents ONLY: The state fingerprinting and background check fee for Idaho varies by county ranging from $22 to $70+. The Idaho permit must be applied for in person at the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which you reside. ID residents applying for a multi-state permit do not need to apply for a WA carry permit because the both the UT and the AZ permits are valid in WA.

Washington and Idaho residents do NOT need to apply for both states’ carry permits, they only need to apply for their own state’s carry permit.

Which states are covered by the AZ multi-state permit?
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming   Please be advised that reciprocity agreements between states may change at anytime and without warning. During the course, we explain how to know with certainty in which states your multi-state is valid and it is not difficult to do.

Which states are covered by the UT multi-state permit?
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming   Please be advised that reciprocity agreements between states may change at anytime and without warning. During the course, we explain how to know with certainty in which states your multi-state is valid and it is not difficult to do.

Which states are covered by the FL multi-state permit?
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming   Please be advised that reciprocity agreements between states may change at anytime and without warning. During the course, we explain how to know with certainty in which states your multi-state is valid and it is not difficult to do.