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
Don’t forget to check State and local laws when traveling!
Overview of the Idaho CCW Permit
Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training is a
team of firearm instructors who are dedicated to delivering
firearm safety instruction in a safe and
secure environment. We focus on involving as many
members of your family as possible to ensure everyone,
regardless of age, behaves appropriately when around a
firearm, including teaching young children who we teach to
never touch a firearm, to leave the room, and to contact an
checked before being allowed in the class). There is an in-depth 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 will learn several basic shooting styles
and positions. While inside the class, the students will conduct several
“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 basic shooting positions and
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 an over-view of the major federal
and state laws which affect them on a daily
basis. The use of reasonable force, deadly-force,
brandishing a weapon, and other topics apply.
This lecture satisfies the Idaho Standard Carry
and Concealed Weapon License requirements.
Students who are seeking to apply for the
by a member of the Idaho State Bar Association.
Idaho Concealed Carry
This lesson dives into essential, life saving strategies, such as
establishing mental awareness of 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 offers various carry and concealed methods for
students to consider and purchase together with the most
common ways to present their firearm from these options. We
discuss how to choose a carry and concealed firearm option
verses one that is used in the home or choosing a firearm
carry option 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 portion of the class concludes the state requirements for the
The map below demonstrates which state will honor their Standard Idaho CCW. States in yellow
require you are 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” which forces you to "rack" your pistol before commencing. 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 practice.
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
met the classroom and shooting requirements for the
Idaho Enhanced Carry and
Concealed Weapons License. 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 Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed License, they will be able to
carry concealed in the states listed below.