Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training teaches students to recognize and
acknowledge the incredible responsibility they inherit when the ADA or Canyon
County Sheriff issues an Idaho Standard CCW or Idaho Enhanced CCW License.
The Sheriff has placed a lot of trust in Idaho firearms instructors in delivering the most
comprehensive and complete training for civilians seeking a carry and concealed weapons license.
Idaho CCW classes, we don’t sit you in a room, lecture you for 8-hours, and then
sign-off on your instruction. We believe students want to learn, not be lectured. The best way to
learn, is to be engaged. The best way to engage your students is to get them involved.
Our intensive “” allows you to speak, one-on-one
with a “Board Certified Idaho Attorney, POST 3 Instructor, or authorized member” of the Idaho State
Bar. These are legally registered professionals who can not only speak about the law, but can
render opinions when asked. We do not want any of our students leaving our classes without an
opportunity to ask specific questions related to the law or firearms safety.
In-depth, Personal Training
All of our classes are based on tried and true training
methods which are deeply rooted from courses offered by
the National Rifle Association (NRA). Each of our
classes meet the Idaho State requirements for the
(with the exception of the NRA FIRST Steps
Pistol Orientation Course). This offers our students the
greatest flexibility in achieving their Idaho CCW license
while at the same time, allowing them to achieve their NRA
certifications. Students can start with the
advanced class, while at the same time, qualify for their
Standard Idaho Carry and Concealed Weapons license.
Idaho Carry and Concealed Weapons License
Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training offers a separate course specifically for students who are
interested in attaining and Idaho
This course, which is approved by both ADA and Canyon County Sheriff departments, is focused
solely on achieving the Idaho Standard or the Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Weapons
Idaho Standard CCW Class: To qualify for the , students
must attend day 1 of the two-day .
Idaho Enhanced CCW Class: To qualify for the Idaho Enhanced Carry and
Concealed License, students must attend day 2 of the Idaho CCW class to qualify for meeting
the Idaho state requirements of discharging at least 98 rounds of ammunition under the
instruction of a certified firearms instructor.
Idaho Enhanced CCW Legal Instruction Class: To complete their
training, students who are applying for the Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed License must
attend the Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training Legal Instruction Class which is conducted by a
licensed Idaho attorney.
Idaho CCW Reciprocity Maps
The first map shows states which accept the
; the second map shows states where the
is accepted. Areas appearing in yellow require you
are a resident of Idaho.
States that recognize the Idaho Standard Carry and
Concealed Weapons License
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 License
Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington (State)
States that DO NOT honor any Idaho Carry and Concealed Licenses:
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 residents.
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
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
Idaho verses Utah CCW
We believe the Idaho CCW surpasses the Utah CCW for a variety of reasons. There are two
major differences between the two states:
Utah BCI Section 53-5-2 (a) has a “moral” character clause. If you have been
convicted of a minor misdemeanor, you cannot receive a Utah CCW due to moral
turpitude. Apparently, Utah does not believe once you’ve paid your fines, penalties,
and served your time, you have paid your debt to society. Utah will ‘remember’ your
minor infraction forever. A classic example is a DUI-if you received a DUI anytime,
anywhere, no matter how long it’s been, you can forget talking to Utah in terms of a
Idaho does not have a moral clause-once you’ve paid your debt to society, you are
forgiven. Since Idaho does not have a moral turpitude clause, the Idaho CCW license
is not honored in states which choose to hold your past mistakes against you. Unlike
Utah, a minor DUI arrest in Idaho is forgiven once you have finished with your court
Utah does not have a “live-fire” provision.
Idaho does not have a “live fire” provision for the Idaho Standard Carry and Concealed
Weapons License which is why the standard Idaho CCW is not accepted in some
states, such as Nevada.
Idaho does have a “live fire” provision for the Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed
Weapons License which is why the enhanced Idaho CCW is accepted in states where
a Utah CCW is not, such as Nevada.
Both Utah and Idaho allow state recognized firearm instructors to discuss major
firearm laws and to distribute copies of firearm laws as they pertain to their state.
The exception to firearms instructors discussing firearm laws occurs when a student
wants to apply for an Idaho Enhanced CCW license. Under state law, the student
must receive from a Certified Member of the State Bar or a
POST 3 Firearms instructor (those who teach law enforcement). This requirement
allows a student the opportunity to meet and discuss in person, someone who is
lawfully authorized to give a legal opinion based on their questions.