Frequently Asked Questions

Because I want to. Pure and simple. I’m passionate about teaching and want as many people to have the option to carry a firearm that want to.

The cost of class is free. However, there are some expenses to get your permit:

Fingerprinting and Photo – These services will be offered in class for $20 cash. The in-class services are optional but are required when applying for your permit. To save you time and money, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of these services but are not required to do so in class.

Application Fee – $53.25 if you are a Utah resident or $63.25 for non-residents. Payable to “Utah BCI” by credit card, check money order, or cashier’s check. You’ll have up to 1 year from the date of class to mail your application.

Fingerprint Card – This can be obtained by your local law enforcement office for a fee.

Passport Quality Photo – You can take this at home, post office, or Walgreens as long as it meets the specifications of passport quality.

Photo ID – You will be required to submit a copy of your driver’s license, passport, or other government issued identification.

No. However, there have been some changes in Utah law for non-residents.

A non-resident must first obtain a home-state concealed firearm/weapon permit before they are eligible for a Utah permit. The exception to this rule is if your home state is not a “shall issue” state or doesn’t recognize Utah’s concealed firearm permit. Please see the list of states in the last FAQ section below.

The state of Utah also charges $63.25 for non-residents instead of $53.25 for Utah residents.

An adult over the age of 18 may apply for a permit. You may be as young as 17 to attend the class. Those that are 18 - 20 years old may apply for a provisional permit. Those that are 21 or older may apply for a regular permit.

You may attend the class as young as age 17. However, you may not apply for a provisional permit until your 18th birthday. You have up to 1 year from the date of class to mail the application.

Not sure what a provisional permit is? Please see the FAQ titled "What is a provisional permit?"

A provisional permit is a concealed firearm permit issued to adults between the ages of 18 - 21. The permit expires on the 21st birthday. Once they turn 21, they may apply for a normal concealed carry permit by completing a new application, fingerprints, passport quality photo, and repaying the application fee ($53.25 for residents and $63.25 for non-residents). You do not have to re-take the concealed firearm class.

This permit has certain restrictions placed on it. These restrictions include not being able to carry a firearm in a primary or secondary school. It may not be used as identification to purchase a handgun.

Please be aware that not all states recognize Utah's provisional permit. You could get in a lot of legal trouble if you travel to another state while in possession of a firearm.

This course is not for those who simply want me to rubber stamp their application. I encourage those that don’t take firearm safety and education seriously to go elsewhere. I am here to teach as well as learn from my students. My mindset is that we are all students and can learn something. The cost of the class is as cheap as you’ll get it… free! Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you won’t receive a quality education.
You have up to 1 year from the date of the class to mail your application along with the fingerprint card, passport quality photo, and a copy of your driver’s license. You may take the class as young as age 17 for a provisional permit. The application payment does not need to be paid until the application is mailed.
The sooner the better to reserve your spot. Class almost always fills up. Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. A waiting list will be created once a class fills up.

The required $53.25 (resident) or $63.25 (non-resident) will be paid to “Utah BCI” by credit card (Visa and MasterCard), check, cashier’s check, or money order. The state prefers money orders and typically results in you receiving your permit a little quicker. Just include the payment when you mail your application.

I do not collect payment for the application in class and is done separately on your own.

This class is not a rubber stamp class. Classes typically run between 5 to 6 hours depending on the number of students and questions. Come prepared to attend the whole class. Attending the entire class is a requirement to obtain your permit.
Nothing other than food/snacks and the course outline that will be emailed to you about a week before class. Everything else will be provided to you in class.
Just let me know. I’m easy to work with and understand that unexpected things come up and will take you off the roster. Letting me know will allow another person on the waiting list to register.
No. This class is taught at a level that beginners and those with more experience can enjoy. I do not, and will not, treat anyone with disrespect because of how inexperienced they might be. Come to class ready to ask questions and with an open mind to learn. Your questions and comments will be handled respectfully.

If you are legally able to own or posses a firearm, you likely qualify for a concealed firearm permit. However, there is a higher standard to be approved for a concealed carry permit:

  • Be at least 18 years of age for a provisional permit and 21 for a regular permit.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony.
  • You have not been convicted of domestic violence.
  • You have not been convicted of a crime of violence.
  • You have not been convicted of an offense involving alcohol.
  • You have not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude.
  • You have not been convicted of any crime involving narcotics or controlled substances.
  • You have not been declared mentally incompetent by state or federal court.
  • You do not have a history of being a danger to yourself or others.
  • You do not have a pattern of past behavior involving threats of violence.
  • Please contact me if you have ANY questions about your qualification for a concealed firearm permit. There are expiration’s on many of the disqualifications and your situation should be individually evaluated to determine eligibility.
    I can teach out-of-state classes, but rarely do. Please contact me for more information.
    Utah has formal reciprocity with the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington state
  • West Virginia
  • Utah’s permit is recognized by the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • The following states DO NOT recognize Utah’s permit:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • There are nuances with each state. Some do not recognize non-resident permits such as Colorado, Michigan, Florida, and New Hampshire. Other states have “constitutional carry” such as Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho (residents only), Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming (residents only). Some states allow “constitutional carry” to some degree (Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Oklahoma).