ARE YOU LEGALLY PREPARED TO CARRY CONCEALED? We offer the only Online Blended Learning Program in Arizona offered by an Arizona Department of Public Safety Certified Instructor & Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney. It’s Arizona’s Best Concealed Carry of Weapons Certification Class, which allows eligible citizens to obtain an Arizona CCW Permit. Our classes offer the most comprehensive information specifically for Arizona Concealed Carry, Arizona Laws, Federal Laws, Firearms Safety and the legal ramifications of using your firearm to protect yourself, a loved one and your home. The AZ CCW Class is developed and instructed by an Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney, AZDPS Certified Firearms Instructor and Master-Level Competitive Shooter, and offers real-world insight about Arizona Law and your rights as a citizen.
The Arizona Concealed Carry Of Weapons Certification Course is available ONLINE 24/7 so you can take the course on YOUR schedule, at YOUR pace and in the privacy and safety of your home or office. That means NO mask, NO classrooms filled with strangers and NO long lines at crowded ranges. Just uninterrupted instruction regarding Arizona Concealed Carry, Multi-State Reciprocity, Where You Can Carry and more. The entire course is very informative and easy to complete in a few hours, using your laptop or mobile device. The class is CAPTIONED so that individuals with hearing loss may complete the course. Non-Residents are eligible as well. So if you are planning to travel in the US with a firearm, an Arizona CCW Permit offers many advantages.
Upon successful completion of the AZ CCW Online Certification Course, you will schedule a time at our headquarters in Scottsdale or at one of our regional offices in Tucson (AZ), Costa Mesa (CA), or Las Vegas (NV). During your “CCW VERIFICATION | Q & A SESSION,” you’ll receive the complete AZDPS Concealed Carry Of Weapons Application Kit. The CCW Application Kit includes all of the required documents and detailed instructions that you will need to submit your application to AZDPS. AZDPS requires a face-to-face session with one of our Certified Instructors to verify and review your information to issue you a final signed & stamped Certificate Of Completion. During this 10-15 minute private session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions related to your specific needs. We also provide fingerprinting services if needed. You will then submit all of the following documents to The AZDPS, so they may issue your Arizona Concealed Carry Of Weapons Permit.
Book a time to come to one of our locations or we can provide Mobile CCW & Fingerprinting Service. We’ve streamlined the entire process so it’s fast, convenient and safe ALL IN ONE STOP. See the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this page andread our recent customer reviews.
• On The Legal Board of Directors of United States Concealed Carry Association
• On The Board of Directors of The International Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association
• On The Legislative Board of Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association
TOPICS COVERED & MORE
• Legality of Lethal Force
• 4 Firearm Safety Rules
• Benefits of Having a CCW Permit
• Multi-State Reciprocity
• Traveling With Your Firearm
• Open Carry vs Concealed Carry
• Where Can You Not Legally Shoot
• Where Firearms Are Prohibited
• Responsibilities Of Carrying a Firearm
• Encounters With Law Enforcement
• Justified Use Of Deadly Force For Defense
• Concealed Carry Mindset
• Situational Awareness
• Physical & Psychological Aspects of a Violent Attack
• Be 21 years of age
• Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Resident
• Submit to a Criminal Background Investigation
• Not be a Prohibited Possessor
• Not be a Substance Abuser
• Not have a Domestic Violence Conviction
• Not a Convicted Felon
§ Unless Conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated, or your rights have been restored; not only to vote but to possess firearms & ammunition. This resulted from HB 2534 and changed Arizona law under A.R.S. 13-3112 on 9.26.2008
Knowledge is POWER and your full knowledge of the law gives YOU the advantage over the criminal and the peace of mind every responsible firearms owner desires.
LEGALLY CARRY INTO BARS & RESTAURANTS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL!
Since the passage of the No Permit Required to ARIZONA CCW, many think they can carry into establishments that serve alcohol for consumption! This is NOT True ! If you do NOT have a valid CCW, you can NOT carry into any establishment that serves alcohol for consumption on the premises.
CARRY CONCEALED IN 38 STATES!
Your Arizona CCW is your passport to carry in over 2/3’s of the United States. Learn about traveling with your firearm, reciprocity and about resources to keep you informed and covered. DON’T BE FOOLED BY “LOOPHOLE” VIRGINA CCW CLASSES.
BYPASS THE NICS CHECK WHEN PURCHASING A GUN!
If you do NOT have a valid AZ CCW Permit, the FBI has the right to put a 3-day delay on your right to purchase a firearm! That means if you wanted to purchase a gun in Arizona on Monday, they could force you to wait 3 full business days and you wouldn’t be able to pick up your gun until Friday. Avoid government red tape by getting your AZ CCW Permit.
SOME STATE & CITY PARKS ARE NOW POSTING
“No Firearms” … Unless you have a CCW. Once again your CCW is your passport to exercise your 2nd Amendment Rights and have the ability to protect yourself. Learn about Arizona Indian Reservations, public and federal buildings where you can legally carry and where you cannot.
TRAFFIC STOPS & DEALING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT
Many Law Enforcement Officers have shared with us that they appreciate good citizens who have taken to time to become educated in safe gun handling and the laws. Because of this they personally have a “NO Hassles” policy on traffic stops for those who possess a valid ARIZONA CCW PERMIT.
“Learning from an Arizona Attorney & Firearms Instructor offers a great perspective of the laws, in Arizona. Really opened my eyes about owning a gun.”
Scott T. , Mesa, Arizona
“Great information and so glad I took this online. I didn’t want to go sit in an indoor range, cause I thought it would intimidating. So convenient to watch online!”
Monica W. , Peoria, Arizona
“I’ve been wanting to get my Arizona CCW for years. Taking it online was so easy and I learned alot. Highly recommend this class to anyone who’s been putting it off, like me.”
Brad L. , Queen Creek, Arizona
“I had no idea the heavy responsibilities of carrying a gun. This course made me think twice about getting my permit. So glad I did! Now I’m prepared to carry concealed.”
Bill C. , Tucson, Arizona
“I’ve been wanting to get my CCW Permit for years. I could never find the time due to my busy work schedule. So glad I found and took this course online. I learned so much from the comfort of my own home.”
YES! YOU WILL GET YOUR AZ CCW PERMIT with this course. This online course and an in-person meeting with the instructor will satisfy the requirements for eligible citizens to submit to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. After successfully completing the online course, you will book a “CCW Verification | Q & A Session” (10-15 minutes) to meet with one of our Certified Instructors to verify your information and answer any specific questions that you may have regarding the topics covered in the online class or the application process. In-person instructor sessions are conducted at our offices in Scottsdale and Tucson (AZ), Las Vegas (NV), and Costa Mesa (CA). All eligible US Citizens, including Non-Arizona Residents are able to apply for an Arizona Concealed Carry Of Weapons Permit.
This online course is the same course and information, delivered by an active Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney, Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse Volunteer, Certified Firearms Instructor and Master Level Competitive Shooter to thousands of students in classrooms, around the Phoenix Valley. This course delivers high quality information, just more conveniently and consistently online. The course is also captioned to allow people with hearing loss to follow along with the course.
Additionally during the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is a safe alternative to classrooms filled with strangers and crowded shooting ranges with long lines. We’ve streamlined the process to make getting AZ CCW Certified convenient, easy and safe.
You’ll learn the critical information needed to be an informed citizen and to carry a firearm. Additionally you learn Basic Rules of Firearm Safety, Multi-State Reciprocity, Where To Shoot, How To Avoid Conflicts and the Legalities of Use of Force. This course is developed and presented based on over 30 years of real-world experience with Arizona Laws, Firearms Safety and Training. The online portion of this course is not an NRA approved class.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety operates under A.R.S. 13-3112 and Arizona Administrative Rules R13-9-101 to R13-9-603.
The Arizona Concealed Carry of Weapons Permit is valid for 5 years. Helpful Tip: From date your permit is issued from The Arizona Department Of Public Safety, you should make a note on your calendar or set a reminder for 4 years and 10 months to renew your permit. This way you’ll be reminded, and this will give you plenty of time to renew your permit without having to retake a CCW class and pay the fees again.
YES! This course is created and presented by an acting Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney. The instructor is also a Arizona Department Of Public Safety Certified Instructor, Master Level Competitive Shooter, an active Arizona Trial Attorney/Judge Pro Tem and emphasizes the importance of the legal and mental aspects of concealed carry and the Legalities of The Use of Force. This real-world perspective offers you the most critical information you’ll need to be an informed and responsible firearm owner. Our instructor has over 30 years of experience with the Arizona Legal System and Law Enforcement with regards to Firearms, Use of Deadly Force and Arizona Law. This course is not an NRA approved class or affiliated with the NRA.
Our team consists of highly skilled training professionals, with a variety of backgrounds including competitive shooters, attorneys, current and former Law Enforcement, Military and NRA Certified Instructors for pistol, rifle and shotgun. Additionally, we have a number of class formats and can customize learning based on your needs. Our Blended Learning offers a variety of Virtual Training options.
§ Unless conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated, or your rights have been restored; not only to vote but to possess firearms & ammunition. This resulted from HB 2534 and changed Arizona law under A.R.S. 13-3112 on 9.26.2008
We’ve created these videos to ensure you are getting the most comprehensive information to be a responsible firearms owner. The total length of the online course is approximately 3 hours. This course consists of 12 video sections and video lengths varies for each. You may pause and rewind as needed to points of specific interest. To demonstrate competency, you are required to watch each video section in it’s entirety (cannot fast-forward) for completion, before moving onto the next section. Please note, total course completion time may vary depending on each user.
Any course under 3 hours could not possibly cover all of the critical topics in detail, that you need to know to understand Arizona and Federal Laws. There are no shortcuts when it comes to understanding the legalities of use of force, your rights and firearm safety.
For the best retention of the information, we recommend that you set aside a few hours when you can begin and complete the online course. Try to be in a quiet place where you can focus on the instructor’s presentation without distractions. If you start now, you can be done in just a few hours! You have 7 days to complete the online portion of the course.
Yes, you may watch videos on multiple devices such as your desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. But for security purposes, just not at the SAME time. You must logout of the first device and may log into the second device. Just make sure you have a good internet / wifi connection and you’re good to go!
The course is also CAPTIONED to allow people with hearing loss to follow along with the course. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic this course is a safe alternative to classrooms filled with strangers and dealing with long waits at crowded ranges. It’s also convenient for people in remote parts of the state or country to learn about firearms safety, understand the mental and legal aspects of carrying a firearm or owning one for family and home defense.
Yes, you may resume where you left off. But note that if you start a section, make sure you complete that section in it’s entirety before logging out. Otherwise, you will be required to repeat that section again to move onto the next. There are 12 video sections that range from about 3 minutes to 30 minutes each, so it’s easy to set aside time to complete your course on your schedule. If you want to re-watch a section you can do that. We want you to be able to walk away from this course with information that will help you make good decisions and be a responsible firearm owner. You have 7 days to complete the online portion of the course.
Once you have completed the online course, you will receive a link to schedule your CCW Verification | Q & A Session (10-15 minutes) to meet in-person with one of our Certified Instructors at one of our offices in Scottsdale or Tucson (AZ), Las Vegas (NV) or Costa Mesa (CA). During this session, you will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. The instructor will verify your identification, review the application with you and issue you a signed Certificate Of Completion, along with a personalized CCW Application Kit which consists of the following:
Instruction sheet on what to do next
(1) Signed Certificate Of Completion
(1) AZDPS Application (double-sided)
(2) Fingerprint Cards (we provide fingerprinting service during your session for an additional fee, or you may get them completed on your own)
(1) Return Envelope (to include all of the above)
Note: You must obtain CERTIFIED funds (cashier’s check or money order made out to “AZ DPS”) in the amount of $60.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) charges $60 to process your application and it could take about 75 days to receive your Arizona Concealed Carry of Weapons Permit. The fee for renewals is $48.
You will need to mail the completed AZ CCW Application Kit along with the $60 cashier’s check or money order made out to The Arizona Department of Public Safety.
No. As of 2010, Arizona laws have changed and do not make it required for a student to shoot or qualify on the range to obtain a CCW Permit. Therefore, you do not need to worry about owning a gun or a shooting qualification to complete the course. However, if you want to pursue getting your AZ CCW Permit we do require a face-to-face verification and Q & A session with the instructor prior to issuing your Certificate Of Completion and AZ CCW Application Kit. We STRONGLY recommend that you consider professional instruction if you are considering a firearm for concealed carry or home defense. We have a list of highly qualified instructors and can help match your needs with the right instructor and next-steps in personal and home protection. If you are interested in Private Shooting Lessons for one-on-one training or for family or group sessions we can help as well. Call 1-602-300-3550 to discuss your needs for fill out this Custom Private Instruction form.
Upon completion of the online course, once you submit your application please allow 75 days for the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit Department of the AZDPS to process your application. If you have not received your permit or notification from the department regarding your application after 75 days please contact them directly.
We include (2) fingerprint cards in the AZ CCW Application Kit. You may get them completed on your own. Or, for your convenience we offer this service during your in-person CCW Verification | Q & A Session for an additional fee. Please note that fingerprinting must be performed by a technician properly to ensure that your application is not rejected by The Arizona Department of Public Safety. Our technicians wear protective equipment for your safety.
If you are interested in booking an appointment for mobile fingerprinting service at an additional fee, please complete this form . Prices for mobile service may vary according to schedule and your location.