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Permit Application Guide

How to Obtain an Arizona Concealed Carry Permit

Step 1: Determine Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a resident of Arizona or a United States citizen;
  • Is twenty-one years of age or older or is at least nineteen years of age and provides evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces Reserve or a State National Guard.
  • not be under indictment for a felony offense;
  • not be convicted of a felony offense, unless the conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated or pardoned, or the individuals right to possess firearms has be restored AND the individual must not be a prohibited possessor under state or federal law.
  • not suffer from mental illness and been adjudicated mentally incompetent or committed to a mental institution;
  • not be unlawfully present in the United States;

Additional State and Federal prohibitions can be found here.

Step 2: Complete a Firearms Safety Training Program

Arizona requires you complete a training course that meets their standards. All of the classes we teach and promote via this website qualify by these standards. For additional details about what other training would qualify the applicant read our Arizona required training guide.

Step 3: Obtain and Complete the Application

  • Review the provisions contained in Arizona Revised Statute Title 13, chapters 4 and 31 which are available on the Arizona State Legislature website utilizing the following link:  http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=13
  • You will need an application packet. If you take one of our classes we will provide it to you at that time. Otherwise contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit at the state, via email to request an application packet. It contains an application, two fingerprint cards and a return envelope. When requesting an application packet for a New Permit, please email your request, include your mailing address in the following format:

 

Your Name
1234 Weapons Street
Anytown, IL 80808

Click here to contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit by e-mail.

  • Send the completed application, adequate documentation which demonstrates firearms safety competence, two complete sets of fingerprints, the appropriate fee in the form of a money order, cashier’s or certified check; payable to the AZ DPS to the CWPU. For a current list of fees click here. Fees are non-refundable.

NOTE: You must utilize the “Applicant” fingerprint cards provided by the Department. Regardless of who completes the fingerprinting process for you, the prints must be clear, distinct and classifiable.