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YES! YOU WILL GET YOUR AZ CCW PERMIT with this AZ CCW Online course. This online course exceeds the requirements for eligible citizens to submit to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to issue an Arizona Concealed Carry Of Weapons Permit. A shooting qualification and in-person instructor meeting ARE NOT REQUIRED but a Certificate Of Completion, Fingerprints, Application and State Processing Fee must be submitted properly for the state to issue a permit.

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 pursuant with Arizona’s Revised Statutes. 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.

Upon course completion of the course, you will received the required Certificate Of Completion and detailed instructions to apply online with the state. You can submit the all of the required documents and Certificate of Completion to AZDPS online, so they may process your application quickly and issue your Arizona Concealed Carry Of Weapons Permit. Your application will not be processed until printed or digital fingerprints are received by the state.

We offer OPTIONAL in-person CCW Consultations and Classes With NRA Certified Instructors and Expedited Service including fingerprinting at our locations for additional fees to ensure your application submission is accurate and processed efficiently and that you have an opportunity to discuss your specific CCW, firearms and self-defense questions. Additional services are offered at our Scottsdale office by appointment only.

We’ve streamlined the entire process so it’s fast, convenient and easy to complete online!  We have over 580+ 5 Star Google Reviews.

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 9 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.

Applicants must:

• 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.

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, you don’t have to travel and sit in a classroom 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 an automated email to apply online with the AZDPS through their online portal. Applying online should only take you 15-20 minutes to do. This process is much quicker and easier to submit your application, than mailing in your application for approval. If you need help applying online, we offer the service with an Application Specialist for a fee.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) charges $62.28 online 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 $43.

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.

It may take anywhere between 30 to 75 days to receive your permit in the mail. If it’s been past 75 days, please contact AZDPS directly.

AZDPS cannot process your application without receiving your fingerprints for an FBI background check. After you apply online with AZDPS for your permit, you will receive detailed instructions direclty from AZDPS to submit electronic (OR) mail (2) physical fingerprint cards. Electronic fingerprints are highly recommended because your application will be processed much quicker for approval of your Arizona CCW permit card. The fee is also much cheaper through Fieldprint Arizona (and have locations nationwide). However, if you are unable to submit them electronically, you may mail in (2) physical fingerprint cards that are ink rolled or digitally rolled (but printed onto the FBI FD-258 cards). We also offer hand delivery service of your fingerprint cards for expedited processing for a fee.

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