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Permit Information

Idaho is a Shall Issue to Residents. 

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Permit Requirements
1. Not formally charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; adjudicated guilty in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year;
2. Not a fugitive from justice;
3. Not an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance; currently suffering or has been adjudicated as mentally ill, gravely disabled or otherwise incapacitated or lacking mental capacity;
4. Not dishonorably discharged from armed forces;
5. Not an illegal alien or if a U.S. citizen, has renounced their citizenship;
6. Not the subject of a withheld judgment for a crime prohibiting a carry license; or released pending trial, appeal or sentencing for a crime prohibiting a carry license;
7.Not the subject to a protection order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner of the person or child of the intimate partner or person; or
8. has not been adjudicated guilty of or received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence for one or more crimes of violence constituting
a misdemeanor, unless three years has elapsed since disposition or pardon has

Required Documents 
1. Application form – The license application shall be in triplicate, in a form to be prescribed by the director of the Idaho state police, and shall ask the name, address, personal description and signature, date of birth, military status, and driver’s license number or state identification card number. Listing one’s social security number is optional.
2. Proof of training – You must demonstrate familiarity with the firearm. Usually, one of the following courses is required:
a. A hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game or a similar agency of another state;
b. A National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course or any National Rifle Association hunter education course;
c. A firearms safety or training course or class offered by a law enforcement agency, community college, college, university, or private or public school or firearms training school. You may wish to utilize instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Idaho State Police;
d. A law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, law enforcement agencies or security enforcement agencies.

A county sheriff may grant you a permit without completing one of the courses if:
a. You present evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through your participation in an organized shooting competition or military service; or
b. You are licensed or have been licensed to carry a firearm in Idaho or an Idaho county or city, unless the license has been revoked for cause.

Permit Renewal
The preferred method of renewing your Arkansas concealed handgun licenses is the online renewal form. You can also renew using their paper application. The instructions for the paper application can be found here.

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