States that recognize the Idaho Standard Carry and
Concealed Weapons Permit
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.
States that recognize the Idaho Enhanced Carry and
Concealed Weapons Permit
Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington (State)
States that DO NOT honor any Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Permit:
California - Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Connecticut - Issues non-resident permits.
Delaware - Does not specify their reason for not honoring the Idaho CCW
Hawaii -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Illinois -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Maine - Maine has a “Good Moral Character” clause, meaning, an applicant must be free of any criminal
charges for a period of 5 years (e.g. DUI conviction). Idaho does not have this provision for its residents.
Maryland -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Massachusetts -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Minnesota - Requires a certificate of completion for any individual committed to a facility for the treatment
of a chemical dependency problem (e.g. DUI Alcohol Abuse); Idaho does not have this provision for its
New Jersey -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
New York -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Oregon -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Pennsylvania -- Cites statutory provisions are not aligned with their state but fails to provide specifics.
Rhode Island - Does not offer any reason for not accepting Idaho CCW.
Vermont - Anyone can conceal carry in Vermont without a permit or license (Constitutional Carry).
Don’t forget to check State and local laws when traveling!
Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training is a family focused group of
firearm instructors who are dedicated to delivering quality firearm
safety instruction in a safe and secure manner. We focus on
involving as many members of your family as possible to ensure
everyone, regardless of age, behaves appropriately when around
a firearm, which includes teaching young children to never touch
a firearm, to leave the room, and to contact an adult.
Many of our students are new to formal firearms training. They come to us expecting to be treated with
respect, taught in a professional manner, and teach them how to use their firearm properly. At Level 1
Firearms Safety and Training, you will never experience the “military style” of training other instructors
advertise. While there is certainly some students who learn better in these types of environments, we
believe our job is to engage our students with thoughtful discussion, demonstrations and enactments,
and encouraging drills and live-fire exercises that will improve their firearms skills.
Permit Classes. Some students have a preference to be taught by an instructor of the same sex while
others prefer the opposite; other students have no preference.
Firearms Safety Lessons
Safety lessons begin with the most basic of firearm safety
rules, storage, and responsibility. Students learn the 3-most
fundamental rules of firearm safety followed by additional
rules which are designed to ensure an “accidental” discharge
never occurs, an “innocent” target is never struck, and the
responsibility a gun owner has to secure his weapons in a
safe or safety device that cannot be easily accessible by an
unauthorized person. Securing firearms from unauthorized
access is extremely important and can prevent the needless
tragedies we have witnessed in the past when an unstable
person goes on a gun shooting spree. In most cases, the
guns come from a close family member’s home or even their
own home-the simple act of securing those firearms in a
locked safe could have prevented many of these horrific
checked before being allowed in the class). There is a brief discussion on ammunition, how it works,
and the varying types of ammunition, as well as calibers that are available.
Building Shooting Skills
Students who are new to firearms, and even those who have
shot in the past, will learn several basic shooting styles and
positions. While inside the class, the students will conduct
“dry-fire” exercises (dry-fire means no live ammunition). They
are instructed on topics such as breath control, hold control,
trigger control and more. Students are taught the most
common shooting positions and are asked to practice each
of them to find the one that best fits their comfort level. As
we are building up to “live-fire” at the range, students are
provided with information about the common shooting errors
that occur, how to correct them, and how to improve upon
their target acquisition. The lesson closed with a discussion
and demonstration of common pistol stoppages and how to
correct them when they occur.
Firearms, Self-Defense, and
Students receive a general over-view of the major
federal and state laws that affect them on a daily
basis, the use of reasonable force, the use of deadly-
force, brandishing a weapon, and other related topics.
This lecture satisfies the Idaho Standard Carry and
Concealed Weapon License requirements. Students
who are seeking to apply for the Idaho Enhanced
Carry and Concealed Weapon License have to attend
member of the Idaho State Bar Association, which is
conducted the third Saturday of every month!
Carrying Concealed in Idaho
This portion of the lesson dives into essential, life saving
strategies, such as establishing a mental awareness of
potential threats around you, developing a defensive
mindset, avoiding a confrontation, responding to an attack,
the differences between cover and concealment, what to do
if you must shoot-and the aftermath that follows a shooting.
The lesson closes with a discussion on the various carry
and concealed methods that are available for students to
purchase together with the most common ways to present a
firearm from these carry options. The lesson concludes with
further discussion related on how to choose a carry and
concealed firearm verses one that is used in the home or
choosing a firearm that will meet both requirements.
Caring for your Firearm
This lesson completes your training with a demonstration
of how to clean, store, and care for your firearm. Students
are encouraged to bring their gun cleaning kits to the
classroom together with their unloaded firearm, for a
complete breakdown on how to properly clean their pistol.
This concludes the state requirements for the
The map below provides the states which will honor their Standard Idaho CCW. States in yellow
require you are also a resident of Idaho for the license to be accepted.
CAUTION: State laws can change at any time as well as their agreement for reciprocity among one
another. When traveling, ALWAYS check with local law enforcement to see if your Idaho Concealed
Weapons License is accepted. ALWAYS check travel state laws to ensure there are no other
regulations you need to be aware of before traveling through that state. Some states do not allow
you to carry in a restaurant, others do not allow you to carry in an establishment with a “No Guns
Allowed” sign (a separate law and a separate crime), others, will not allow you to carry concealed
with “one-in-the-chamber”. ALWAYS familiarize yourself with the states requirement to inform law
enforcement you are carrying.
Students wishing to apply for the will
be instructed to meet the following at the range.
The State of Idaho requires students applying for the
Idaho Enhanced CCW Permit to fire
98+ rounds of ammunition in the presence of a firearms instructor. Although all of the classroom
instruction has been met and completed during the
Standard Idaho CCW permit portion,
many of the “dry-exercises” conducted during class will be repeated at the range using live-fire
ammunition. This will re-enforce the importance of dry-fire exercise followed by practical, live-fire
Once students have completed the range instruction and qualification shoot, they will be issued a
certificate of completion together with a signed form for the State of Idaho stating the student has
classroom and shooting requirements for the Idaho Enhanced Carry
and Concealed Weapons Permit. Students will need to attend their
to meet the remaining state of Idaho requirements for the Idaho Enhanced
Concealed Weapons License. Students who have already attended legal instruction must bring
their signed form to the range so the firearm instructor can sign-off on the firearms portion of the
application. Once a student receives their
, they will be able to carry concealed in the states listed below.