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PERFECT FOR COUPLES, FAMILY, FRIENDS & CO-WORKERS! FREE FINGERPRINTING SERVICE INCLUDED. THIS IS AN IN-PERSON PRIVATE CLASS – $150 PER STUDENT (2 MINIMUM).
When you are forced to defend yourself, your home or your family it happens fast. In the blink of an eye bad people disrupt your home or wait in the shadows to ambush you in a parking lot. Even with a high degree of training, you have only split seconds to react and the consequences are heavy financially, legally and psychologically for years to come.
This 1 Hour Private CCW Certification Course is specifically designed to discuss the legal topics required by the State of Arizona to issue a Concealed Carry Of Weapons Permit. More importantly you and your spouse, family member or friend will align your mentalities so you are prepared before, during and after a violent confrontation. We will discuss Arizona Gun Laws and the steps required to start developing your personal protection and home defense strategy.
Now is the time to have these discussions and to formulate your Safehouse Defense Strategy. This course is designed to foster teamwork and cross-training tactics between spouses, partners, roommates and co-workers to formulate a plan that gives you a Tactical Advantage. The course takes place in a private setting allowing for thought provoking discussions regarding the Legalities of Use Of Force, Firearms Safety, Threat Awareness and Proactive Self-Protection Techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life. Upon completion of the course each student will be issued a complete Arizona Concealed Carry Certification & a CCW Application Kit for your completion and submission.
The course was informative, helpful and well paced. Being a novice I wanted a class that covered why it’s important to have a CCW in a state that doesn’t require it in the first place. This class does that. Tim Forshey, the presenter, gave professional and insightful information that made sense and provided resources to help understand the responsibility that goes with gun ownership and use.
Lea and Bret in the office are friendly, courteous and very helpful. The entire process seems daunting but AZ CCW ONLINE made it seamless and extremely easy. I will be utilizing their services for more firearm education in the future. My experience was exceptional and I highly recommend them if you are considering any firearm training.
This course gets my best remarks.
The individuals involved are true professionals–knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive. Communications are excellent.
The course is well organized, thorough, and thought provoking.
Presentations are excellent.
Follow up interview and fingerprinting were well organized and efficient.
The program allowed me to get the CCW permit in an easy and timely manner and also offered more information than I had anticipated–a pleasant surprise.
I have only positive comments and recommend this course.
I received my CCW permit in about 3.5 weeks after completing the course at AZ CCW Online. The course is an excellent dive into AZ criminal procedure and criminal law. Attorney/Firearms instructor Tim Forshey provides engaging and relevant guidance on the law and on individual rights and responsibilities. Once completed, the team provides the CCW application packet with clear instructions. Highly recommend.
This class was great! I had been going too long without my CCW and I couldn’t have picked a better course. Gun education is extremely important, especially in the world we live in now. This course explained in detail and real time scenarios which made the course memorable and easy to engage. Everything was made extremely easy to follow and great and clear direction by Bret and Lea at the Scottsdale office. 10/10 would recommend to any other individual looking to get their CCW.
I have mentioned to many of my friends already, this was the best customer service experience I have ever had! Brett and Lea are consummate professionals. After going through the dynamic training, my recommendation is that every person in America should take the course whether they have interest in a conceal carry permit or not. It is that strong. Thanks to everyone at AZ CCW for the best of experiences.
I really enjoyed the CCW class. Very informative and stream lines.I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in a CCW and someone who carry’s without one. I learned a lot from the perspective of a gun law attorney. From sign up to the fingerprints was an easy process. They give you everything you need to submit the paperwork to DPS.
I can’t say enough good things about AZ CCW Online. From the first contact with AZ CCW Online to the last, everyone was extremely courteous and professional. The class content was very relevant and gives the student valuable knowledge of Arizona specific laws. While I previously took advantage of Constitutional Carry while traveling in Arizona, I feel much more confident carrying concealed after taking this course. I also found the face to face component worthwhile and informative. The knowledgeable instructor was able to answer my follow up questions from the video portion of the class and provide some additional guidance. I have already recommended this course to several of my friends who thus far have had the same experience.
Absolutely great experience. Tim Forshey the instructor was intelligent, funny, entertaining, informative, and drove home so many critical issues relevant to concealed carry. Lea and Bret were immediately accessible, helpful, and made the entire experience A+. I HIGHLY recommend this course and this company. And – I never write reviews, so doing so here means I was very, very impressed.
I highly recommend AZ CCW Online! Tim Forshey’s online course videos are excellent and Lea and Bret are totally professional and helpful every step of the way. Along with the Arizona specific topics in the video course there is a wealth of information that any gun owner, in any state should know and understand. Much thanks to AZ CCW Online!!
Great course. Really enjoyed the ability to do it online and in the comfort of my home. Tim Forshey is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience from both the legal and enforcement perspectives. I enjoyed his straight forward approach. A lot of information related to AZ Statutes associated with lethal force as well as mindset, approach and attitude toward carrying in public. I’ve practiced Martial Arts for over 25 years and there are a lot of similarities in philosophies, especially in terms of the advantages and strategies behind the concept of “concealment”. I recommend this course to anyone pursuing the ability to CC. Be a Sheepdog.
Bret and Lea at the Scottsdale location were fantastic! Precision, ease of process and professionalism aptly describes my experience at AZ CCW Online. The content of the course was on point. The process of meeting with Bret and Lea to complete the paperwork and obtain finger prints was super easy and very well coordinated. I appreciate the work they have done to develop this program and the seamless system of preparing the application package that I ultimately submitted to AZ DPS. Highly recommend this course and AZ CCW Online!
The value of this class far exceeds the cost. Being online makes this convenient as it can be. No time constriction on watching the videos. I replayed the videos numerous times with the ability to stop at any point and rejoin. The information will serve me for years to come. Before taking this course I did not know what I did not know. I took six (6 ) pages of notes; not because I had to to pass but because of the amount of valuable information I need to sink into my thinking about CCW. If you are serious about CCW you, your family and your empire need this information. Compared to the consequences that can come about from CCW, this is, mere pennies. Don’t jump in the water without knowing how to swim or knowing the depth. Even though my wife is not keen on CCW I am encouraging her to at least take this class. Anyone in favor of guns or CCW will find AZ CCW Online well worth the time and effort. Also kudos to the AZ CCW Online Team. Helpful beyond expectations: prior, throughout and ongoing.
This was the best online course I have ever taken! Tim, the instructor, was completely fantastic. His credentials are amazing and he did a fabulous job with all the sections. I love the fact that even after completing the course you can go back and watch sections to get refreshed or if you missed something. Once the online course was completed I met with Lea and Bret in the Tucson office to finalize my packet to mail in. They were the kindest people to work with and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who carries or is thinking of it. There is a wealth of information in this course and I’m sure you will definitely learn something from it.
YES! YOU WILL GET YOUR AZ CCW PERMIT with this course. This online course and an in-person meeting with one of our instructors 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. Make a photocopy and take a picture of your permit as a backup.
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.
• Be 21 years of age or 19 if Active Duty in US Armed Forces
• Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Resident. Non-Residents must be US Citizens.
• 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
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. Once you’ve completed the online portion, you can schedule your in-person session at one of our locations in Scottsdale, Tucson, Costa Mesa, California and Las Vegas Nevada.
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.
Along with the cost of the course and fingerprints, The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) charges $60 to process your application and it could take up to 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 “AZ DPS” ( 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.
Depending on your documentation and background check you may receive your permit between 1 to 6 weeks. Once your application is received, please allow up to 75 business days for the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit of the Arizona Department Of Public Safety to process your application and FBI background check. 1-602-256-6280 is the direct phone number to AZDPS to call and check on the status of your application.
If you have not received your permit or notification from the department regarding your application after 75 business 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 at our Scottsdale, Tucson, Las Vegas and Costa Mesa Offices. Please note that fingerprinting must be performed by a Certified 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.