Interstate Concealed Carry

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Our blog here at Interstate Concealed Carry is meant to help educate you about our classes and will include such things as FAQs and FYIs. Please feel free to email us with any content you would like to see posted.

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What states can I carry in if I obtain non-resident pistol permits?

Posted on September 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM

NY Resident with only a non-resident UT CFP: 32 states; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. (NOT NEW YORK)

NY Resident with NY LTC & non-resident UT CFP: 34 States; above plus New York & Michigan.

NY Resident with NY LTC, non-resident UT CFP & non-resident FL CWL: 36 states; all above plus Florida & New Mexico.


NOTE: Effective 4/16/2018, PA will no longer recognize the NH non-resident pistol permit if you are a NY resident.


NOTE: In NYC and the five boroughs, a civilian cannot posses, shoot, use, rent a HANDGUN or PISTOL without having a NYC Handgun License issued by NYPD License Division.

Can I carry in NY with a Utah or other state pistol permit?

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 9:05 AM

NO. You cannot carry, possess, or own a handgun (pistol/revolver)  in New York State without being issued a valid “New York State License to Carry Pistol” (NYS LTC) permit by the county that you reside in. This is true as a resident and/or a non-resident of New York State.

New York State does NOT recognize any other states' pistol permit. See our links page for many of the NY counties where you can obtain application information and learn how to apply for a NYS LTC.

Why Do I want a Utah Permit?

Posted on September 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM

The Utah Concealed Firearm Permit is one of the most sought-after multi-state permits as its wide acceptance allows the permit-holder to carry a pistol in up to 32 states, while at the same time remaining one of the most inexpensive permits to both acquire and maintain.

For those that do not currently hold a New York pistol permit, the permit from Utah is relatively easy to obtain and shows that you have more training and experience when you apply for the New York permit.

How do I know if I am eligible to obtain the Utah concealed firearm permit?

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, and be a US Citizen or US resident alien.

Show proof of good character...whereas the applicant:

has not been convicted of a felony

has not been convicted of any crime of violence

has not been convicted of any offenses involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances

has not been convicted of any offense involving the use of alcohol

has not been convicted of any offenses involving moral turpitude

has not been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence

has not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed.

is not Illegal or unlawfully in the United States as an alien

Having been a citizen of the United States, has not renounced his/her citizenship.

So, you will not be eligible for a license if you are; a felon, been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, have been adjudicated mentally defective, are younger than 20 years old, under arrest or currently charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, been found guilty of crimes of domestic violence, or have a recent alcohol related arrest, including DWI/DWAI, or you are not a legal US Citizen or legal US resident alien.

There is no exam in the Utah course.

Considerable Guidelines

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit



Class C misdemeanors and non weapon related infractions ……………..………..… 3 years

Class B misdemeanors……………………………………………………………….......… 4 years

Class A misdemeanors………………………………………………….….…………..…... 5 years

i.e. crimes of violence, unlawful use of alcohol, unlawful use of narcotics/controlled substances, moral turpitude and weapons/firearms violations


Juvenile felony conviction (non violent - property crimes)………….………….......……... 7 years

Juvenile felony conviction (violent - crimes against person)…………...…………....…. 10 years

Felony conviction or not qualified to purchase and possess firearms pursuant to State and Federal law…… Lifetime

(unless dismissed, reduced to a misdemeanor or expunged)


Domestic violence……………………………………………………….……….………... Lifetime

(unless dismissed, reduced to an infraction or expunged)


Protective orders…………………………………………………………….………..……. Lifetime

(unless removed, must be a family member or cohabitant) (not a neighbor, friend, etc.)


Mentally incompetent (adjudicated by a State or Federal court)…………………....... Lifetime

(unless withdrawn or reversed)


Danger to self or others (threat of or attempt of suicide, with or without an arrest or conviction)… Suspension

(time frame based on the CFP Board’s decision)


Past pattern of violent behavior………………………………………..…………….. Suspension

(time frame based on the CFP Board’s decision)


Convicted of a registerable sex offense, as defined in Subsection 77-27-21.5(1)(n)…………....… Lifetime

(unless dismissed or expunged)


Insufficient Fingerprints…………………………………….. Suspension until the bureau receives a new set of fingerprints


Moral turpitude disqualifiers: is done knowing contrary to justice, honesty, or good morals; has an element of falsification or fraud; or contains an element of harm or injury directed to another person or another’s property


"Sex offender" means any person:

Class A misdemeanor violation of Section 76-4-401, enticing a minor;

Class A misdemeanor violation of Section 76-9-702.7, voyeurism;

Section 76-5-401.1, sexual abuse of a minor;

Section 76-5-401.2, unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old; Section 76-5-402, rape;

Section 76-5-402.1, rape of a child;

Section 76-5-402.2, object rape;

Section 76-5-402.3, object rape of a child;

Section 76-5-403.1, sodomy on a child;

Section 76-5-404, forcible sexual abuse;

Section 76-5-404.1, sexual abuse of a child or aggravated sexual abuse of a child;

Section 76-5-405, aggravated sexual assault;

Section 76-5a-3, sexual exploitation of a minor;

Section 76-7-102, incest;

Subsection 76-9-702(1), lewdness, if the person has been convicted of the offense four or more times;

Subsection 76-9-702(3), sexual battery, if the person has been convicted of the offense four or more times;

Any combination of convictions of Subsection 76-9-702(1), lewdness, and of Subsection 76-9-702(3), sexual battery, total four or more convictions;

Section 76-9-702.5, lewdness involving a child;

Section 76-10-1306, aggravated exploitation of prostitution 


53-5-704(2)(a) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if the applicant or permit holder:

(i) has been or is convicted of a felony;

(ii) has been or is convicted of a crime of violence;

(iii) has been or is convicted of an offense involving the use of alcohol;

(iv) has been or is convicted of an offense involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;

(v) has been or is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude;

(vi) has been or is convicted of an offense involving domestic violence;

(vii) has been or is adjudicated by a state or federal court as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed; and

(viii) is not qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503 and federal law.

What are the Florida Concealed Weapon License Eligibility Requirements?

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Florida Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

• You must be 21 years of age or older.

• You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.

• Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (US) AND be a US citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). If you are serving overseas in the US Armed Forces, submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application. If you are not a US citizen, submit documentation issued by the USCIS proving you are a permanent legal resident alien with proof you have resided in the state of residence (as shown on your application) for at least 90 consecutive days prior to the date the application is submitted.

Proof of residence includes, but is not limited to:

• Monthly utility, telephone, power, or cable bills, which show your name and address.

• Monthly pay stubs or other documentation from your employer, which show your name and address.

• Monthly credit card statements, which show your name and address.

Possible Reasons for Ineligibility:

• The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.

• A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).

• Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.

• A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.

• A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.

• A record of drug or alcohol abuse.

• Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.

• Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.

• Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.

• Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.

• Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.

• A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.

• Being a fugitive from justice.

Detailed explanations of these various disqualifying conditions are provided in the Application Instructions [] for the Concealed Weapon or Firearm License.


Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Preliminary Eligibility Determination


Where can I see all of your courses and events?

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM

You can see a full listing of Interstate Concealed Carry's current course offerings and events by following this link:

What should I bring to Class?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM


  • Driver License.
  • Any currently held state pistol permits.
  • DD214 or active military ID (if applicable.)
  • Naturalization documents for US citizens born outside of the USA (if applicable.)
  • A BLACK pen.
  • Course fee(s)


What forms of payment will INTERSTATE CONCEALED CARRY accept?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Cash or local check payment will be accepted at the time of course instruction. We do not accept credit cards.

If you are taking the Utah concealed firearm permit course and you pay by check you will NOT be able to leave with your application that day. Unfortunately, we will need to hold your application until the check payment clears our bank. Once the check has cleared we will mail everything to YOU to send off to Utah. 

What forms of payment will UTAH accept?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM


The Utah Bureau accepts check, money order, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DISCOVER. Credit card payment must include the 3-digit control number on the back of the card.

Name and address must be imprinted on checks (no “counter checks” please). Please make check or money order payable to: Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification. There will be a $20 service charge for returned checks. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL.

What is the cost of the Utah permit?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Effective 1/1/2019 the application fee for the Utah CFP is $63.25 for out of state applicants. The UT CFP is renewable in 5 years and the cost is $25.75 for the renewal.

Do I have to register my firearm when I receive my Utah permit?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:20 AM

NO. Firearms are not registered in Utah.

Do I need to have a firearm to take the Utah course?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

NO. Firearms or ammunition are NOT needed to take the Utah course.

What about my privacy? Can my employer, or anyone else, find out I have a Utah Concealed Carry Permit?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

NO.  Utah’s Concealed Carry Permit  is NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION.

How long will I have to wait to receive my Utah permit?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Statute allows for up to 60 days to issue but time can vary.

You can typically expect to have received a response from the Utah BCI (issuance, request for more information, denial) within 60 days of the date that YOUR UTAH APPLICATION FEE was processed (cleared your bank account.)

As printed on the instructions page of the Utah CFP Application:


Upon receipt of your completed application packet, we will process your payment, then applications will be reviewed in the order they were received. Upon completion of the background investigation, if it is determined that the criteria established by law has been met, the permit will be mailed to you. Please do not call to check the status of your permit; the review process may take up to 60 days.


Falsification of any information in the application may result in denial or revocation of a permit and possible criminal prosecution.


Any questions please contact BCI at 801-965-4445"

How old must I be to apply for the Utah concealed carry permit?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Utah State Law Requires that applicants be at least 21 years of age. Your class application and credentials are valid for up to one year after the course, so 20 year olds can take the class and wait until their 21st birthday to submit the application.

Do I need to be a Utah resident or have a Utah Driver License?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

NO. A Utah concealed firearm permit is available to residents from ANY state.

What is included in the Utah course?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Our goal is to make the application process as streamlined as possible for you and so our Utah Concealed Carry Course is ALL-Inclusive.

You will leave with everything necessary to file your application with the Utah BCI including: 

  1. 4 hour Mandatory Utah Training Curriculum - application signed by our Utah BCI Certified Instructor.
  2. Step-by-Step help with completing the application.
  3. Passport Photo taken at our course. 
  4. Finger Printing done at our course. 
  5. Pre-Addressed envelope for mailing. 
  6. Copy of your photo ID taken at our course.
-The fee for the Utah course is $125.00 payable by cash or check - NO EXTRA CHARGE for any of the above items.
-You will need to pay a $67.00 application fee to Utah that will be sent with your application, payable by check or credit card.
-Postage is not included, we suggest that you mail/ship your application using a tracking number due to the sensitive, personal information included in your envelope.


What is covered in the Utah course?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:30 AM

The Utah Concealed Carry Permit Course is the mandatory training curriculum required by the state of Utah for anyone who wishes to apply for the Utah Concealed Carry Pistol Permit. The four hour course consists of two sections which cover:

Section 1: 

  • Firearm Safety
  • Firearm Operation 
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Safe Firearm Handling
Section 2: 
  • UT Legal Code & Regulations
  • Specified Sections of Utah Criminal & Traffic Code

Will I have to shoot a firearm for the Utah class?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM

NO. Range Time firing of a weapon is NOT required for the Utah permit.

How long is the Utah class?

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Our Utah Concealed Carry classes are scheduled for a 4 hour time period. Class time can vary depending on the size of the class, number of questions, etc. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the class start time to check-in and settle into your seat.



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