Idaho Concealed Carry Training

Looking to get your Idaho unenhanced concealed carry permit? With our online class Introduction to Pistol Safety, you could be submitting your permit application in just 90 minutes. The American Firearms Training web course meets all training requirements of Idaho gun laws for the unenhanced permit. Simply take your class completion certificate and concealed carry application to your county sheriff’s office. You can start and stop the class anytime you like, and finish the course on your schedule. Click the green button to the right and get started right now!

About Our Course

The Idaho concealed carry class covers all aspects of firearms safety from sensible storage to safe handling. The course is taught by a professional, state-certified instructor who will walk you through the material with clarity and even a few laughs. Filmed in a full production studio, the Introduction to Pistol Safety class is the most professional online concealed carry class available, and has been viewed thousands and thousands of times. Go ahead and try the class for yourself with no obligation. We believe firearms safety is more important than ever, and so the course is offered for free to anyone interested in brushing up on their skills. If you go on to apply for your Idaho unenhanced concealed weapons permit, just pay $49.99 and print out your certificate of completion to take to your local sheriff.

How the Class Works

Introduction to Pistol Safety is completely web-based, so there is nothing to download or install. You can complete the course from any computer, phone, or tablet with internet access. The class is divided into seven brief sections, each with a short review quiz. You can start and stop the sections whenever you like, and we will even remember where you left off. After completing the sections, there is a summary test at the end to recap the principles of gun safety. You can take the sections, quizzes, test, or even the whole course as many times as needed or desired.

Class to Application in 90 Minutes

Maybe you want to apply for your Idaho concealed carry permit, or perhaps you just want to brush up on gun safety. Whatever your aims, American Firearms Training is here to help you succeed safely. Our free class will put you on track toward feeling safer, protecting your family, and exercising your rights. Signing up only takes a minute and you will be able to start the class right away. The course can be completed in just 90 minutes, after which you could be applying for your Idaho carry permit, or just practicing better gun safety. Good luck and shoot safe!

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NOTE: This course fully satisfies the training requirement for the unenhanced Idaho License to Carry Concealed Weapons (18-3302). This class and an approved application will allow you to carry concealed in Idaho and the many states which recognize the Idaho license. A few states require the Idaho Enhanced License to Carry Concealed Weapons (18-3302K) in order to carry in those states. The enhanced license requires additional training that AFT cannot provide at this time.


Idaho Concealed Carry Laws

From I.S. § 18-3302:

(9)  The sheriff may require the applicant to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm and must accept any one (1) of the following as evidence of the applicant's familiarity with a firearm:

(a)  Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the department of fish and game or a similar agency of another state;

(b)  Completion of any national rifle association firearms safety or training course or any national rifle association hunter education course or any equivalent course;

(c)  Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law enforcement agency, community college, college, university or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school, utilizing instructors certified by the national rifle association or the Idaho state police;

(d)  Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or offered for any division or subdivision of a law enforcement agency or security enforcement agency;

(e)  Evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;

(f)  Is currently licensed to carry concealed weapons pursuant to this section, unless the license has been revoked for cause;

(g)  Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state certified or national rifle association certified firearms instructor; or

(h)  Other training that the sheriff deems appropriate.

(10) Any person applying for original issuance of a license to carry concealed weapons must submit his fingerprints with the completed license application. Within five (5) days after the filing of an application, the sheriff must forward the applicant's completed license application and fingerprints to the Idaho state police. The Idaho state police must conduct a national fingerprint-based records check, an inquiry through the national instant criminal background check system and a check of any applicable state database, including a check for any mental health records for conditions or commitments that would disqualify a person from possessing a firearm under state or federal law, and return the results to the sheriff within sixty (60) days. If the applicant is not a United States citizen, an immigration alien query must also be conducted through United States immigration and customs enforcement or any successor agency. The sheriff shall not issue a license before receiving the results of the records check and must deny a license if the applicant is disqualified under any of the criteria listed in subsection (11) of this section. The sheriff may deny a license to carry concealed weapons to an alien if background information is not attainable or verifiable.

(11) A license to carry concealed weapons shall not be issued to any person who:

(a)  Is under twenty-one (21) years of age, except as otherwise provided in this section;

(b)  Is formally charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year;

(c)  Has been adjudicated guilty in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year;

(d)  Is a fugitive from justice;

(e)  Is an unlawful user of marijuana or any depressant, stimulant or narcotic drug, or any controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. section 802;

(f)  Is currently suffering from or has been adjudicated as having suffered from any of the following conditions, based on substantial evidence:

(i)   Lacking mental capacity as defined in section 18-210, Idaho Code;

(ii)  Mentally ill as defined in section 66-317, Idaho Code;

(iii) Gravely disabled as defined in section 66-317, Idaho Code; or

(iv)  An incapacitated person as defined in section 15-5-101, Idaho Code.

(g)  Has been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions;

(h)  Has been adjudicated guilty of or received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence for a crime of violence constituting a misdemeanor or a crime that would disqualify him from obtaining a concealed weapons license, unless three (3) years have elapsed since entry of judgment or successful completion of probation prior to the date on which the application is submitted;

(i)  Is an alien illegally in the United States;

(j)  Is a person who having been a citizen of the United States has renounced his or her citizenship;

(k)  Is free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal or sentencing for a crime which would disqualify him from obtaining a concealed weapons license;

(l)  Is subject to a protection order issued under chapter 63, title 39, Idaho Code, that restrains the person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner of the person or child of the intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; or

(m)  Is for any other reason ineligible to own, possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of Idaho or federal law. In making a determination in relation to an applicant's eligibility under this subsection, the sheriff shall not consider:

(i)   A conviction, guilty plea or adjudication that has been nullified by expungement, pardon, setting aside or other comparable procedure by the jurisdiction where the conviction, guilty plea or adjudication occurred or in respect of which conviction, guilty plea or adjudication the applicant's civil right to bear arms either specifically or in combination with other civil rights has been restored under operation of law or legal process; or

(ii)  Except as provided for in paragraph (f) of this subsection, an adjudication of mental defect, incapacity or illness or an involuntary commitment to a mental institution if the applicant's civil right to bear arms has been restored under operation of law or legal process.

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