Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training teaches students the
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 Enhanced 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
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 or
pick up with a more advanced class, while at the same time, qualify for their Standard Idaho Carry and
Concealed Weapons license.
Idaho Carry and Concealed Weapons Permit
Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training offers a separate course specifically for students who are interested in attaining and Idaho
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 license.
Idaho Standard CCW Class: To qualify for the , students must attend day 1 of the two-day
Idaho Enhanced CCW Permit 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 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 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 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 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).
Idaho Permit verses Utah CCW Permit
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 CCW.
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 imposed sentence.
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.