Certifications Obtained Through This Course
- Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)
- Florida Concealed Weapon License (CWL)
- Ohio License to Carry a Concealed Handgun (LTCCH)
This Legal Heat concealed carry permit class meets the qualifying requirements and documentation to obtain Ohio CCW, Florida CCW, and Arizona CCW permits. These concealed carry permits will allow combined carry in approximately 37+ states.
Legal Heat’s concealed carry permit class covers firearms safety, firearms handling, firearms transportation, firearms storage, ammunition, self-defense and firearms laws, concealed carry techniques and much more. Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are all NRA certified instructors and Utah BCI certified instructors, insured and among the most highly experienced in the industry and can answer your CCW questions.
This course consists of approximately 6 hours of classroom training plus 2 hour range session. Range and classroom sessions are held on the same day. You do NOT have to reside in the states of Florida or Arizona to qualify to apply for these multi-state permits.
WHY DO I NEED ALL THESE DIFFERENT PERMITS? The Legal Heat multi-state permit strategy is designed to maximize your concealed carry privileges across the US. Here are a few reasons to hold multiple CCW permits:
• Holding more permits may broaden your carry map by adding unique states with the different permits.
• Multiple permits reduce the possibility you will lose carry privileges in a particular state where you have double coverage.
• Multiple permits increases the number of contiguous states available to you for concealed carry
• You maximize the benefit of your investment of time and money into your CCW training
• You may increase your credibility during encounters with law enforcement regarding your concealed carry privileges.
• You minimize your permit expiration risk.
OHIO PERMIT: For Ohio residents, obtaining your home state permit is the only way to conceal carry in your home state and several other states. The Ohio permit has some of the highest reciprocity in the country, meaning it is accepted by the most states availble for concealed carry that allow non-resdients to comceal carry in thier state.
FLORIDA PERMIT: For Ohio residents who would like a "back up" permit the non resident conceal carry from state of Florida, the one option is to obtain a CCW permit issued by Florida to non-residents. For Non-Ohio residents wishing to obtain a very comprehensive permit, the mail in Florida permit is a great option as a primary permit. The Florida non-resident permti is an especially good primary permit option for residents of restrictive states such as NY, NJ, MD
ARIZONA PERMITS: The combination of the Ohio and the Arizona permits are a great primary and secondary permit alternative. The Ohio CCW Permit and the Arizona CCW permits will give Ohio residents very comprehensive concealed carry privileges across the country, yielding dual permit coverage of mutlple states and are less expensive to obtain and maintain than the Florida non-resident permit.
NO ADDITIONAL TRAINING IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE ARIZONA CCW OR FLORIDA CCW PERMITS? The base Legal Heat Ohio CCW classroom and range course will allow participants to obtain their Florida concealed carry permit and Arizona concealed carry permit.
This combined CCW permit training consists of 6 hours of classroom training, as well as roughly 2 hours of live-fire range training. Total class time includes the transport time to the range from the classroom.
The shooting exercise is simple and will be taught to the skill level of the student and requires shooting at least 30 rounds of ammunition. This is a non-intimidating shooting exercise, and no one has ever failed it. This course more than meets the requirements to obtain all of the advertised permits.
There will be a brief lunch break between the classroom and range sessions.
Students are asked to arrive at the Cabela's l promptly at 9am.
If you do not participate in the range portion, unfortunately you will not have met the requirements to qualify for the permits..
Range Location: The range can only be accessed when accompanied by our instructor on the date of the class.
1. Where can I carry after I receive my permit(s)?
NOTE: Where a state’s permit is honored (often called “reciprocity”) will change from time to time. Having multiple state carry permits can help cover the gaps in any potential changes. As such, we always suggest checking the Legal Heat App or our Legal Heat “50 State Guide to Firearm Laws and Regulations” book before you travel, to ensure your permit is valid in the locations you will be visiting.
2. What should I know about the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP)?
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) Fee:
State application fees of $63.25 (non-resident), $53.25 (resident) for the first 5 years is the initial application fee and $25.75 every 5 years after to renew. Utah permits can be applied for by mail. These forms are provided for you during class and your instructor will assist you in completing them. Application fees are paid directly to the state at the time the application is submitted and are not included in the class fee.
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) Renewal Fee:
To renew online, please go to https://secure.utah.gov/concealed-firearms. To renew over the internet the total cost is $20.75 for Utah residents or $25.75 for out-of-state permit holders. There is a $0.75 convenience fee to renew over the internet.
3. What should I know about the Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)?
Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) Fees:
State application fees of $60 (for the first 5 years) and the renewal fee of $43 (every 5 years after) for Arizona residents and non-residents are paid directly to the state at the time the application is submitted and are not included in the class fee. Arizona permits can be applied for by mail. These forms are provided for you during class and your instructor will assist you in completing them.
4. What can I expect to learn during this class?
Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are not just highly experienced, but genuinely friendly and enjoy teaching everyone from new to seasoned shooters. They are among the best in the industry. Whether you’ve never touched a gun, or you’ve been shooting most of your life, you will enjoy this fun, non-intimidating, truly engaging class.
Here are some of the topics we cover:
- Firearm safety
- Parts and operation
- Shooting fundamentals
- Care and storage (guns and ammo)
- Maintenance & cleaning
- Range rules
- Vehicle transport (local and interstate)
- Airplane transport
- Purchase and transfer
- Police encounters
- Duty to inform
- Open carry vs. concealed carry
- Concealed carry techniques
- Perceived threat reaction
- Avoiding confrontation (situational awareness)
- Escalation of force
- Deadly force
- State and Federal law
- Castle doctrine (defense of habitation)
- Stand your ground vs. duty to retreat
- Imminence and reasonableness
- Physical, emotional, legal and financial ramifications
- Suicide Prevention
- And more
5. What should I bring with me to class?
Students MUST bring the following items to the class:
✓ Your valid photo ID
✓ Your printed email ticket
✓ Pen and Paper if you’d like to take notes
DO NOT bring firearms or ammunition into the classroom
6. Will fingerprinting services and a passport photo be offered during class?
Fingerprinting services are available during most classes for a nominal fee of $10 per card. When applying for your home state permit your local issuing agency may want to fingerprint you. Your instructor will provide full details during class.
Arizona’s permit requires TWO fingerprint cards to accompany your application.
Utah’s permit requires ONE fingerprint card to accompany your application.
In classes where we teach the Utah permit, we will take your picture and print out a free passport size photo for you to submit with your Utah application.
Arizona does not require a photo with the application.
7. Who is Legal Heat?
Legal Heat’s instructors’ collective resume’s include legal experience as attorneys and prosecutors, multiple law enforcement agencies, (FBI, SWAT, DEA) all branches of the US military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines & Coast Guard including service in Special Forces), executive protection, bail bond recovery agents and nationally competitive shooters in USPSA, IDPA, 3-Gun, NRA and other competitions. All of our instructors share or collective passion for teaching and bringing new people into the family of responsible firearms owners.
Legal Heat holds concealed carry classes and firearms training classes in 150+ locations in over 35+ states in partnership with great retailers like Sportsman’s Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, North 40, CAL Ranch, Scheel’s, and others.
In 2019, in response to consumer demand, Legal Heat began offering online training in addition to our industry-leading instructor-led training.
Legal Heat also produces the “50 State Guide to Firearm Laws and Regulations” book and App. It is the only App featuring comprehensive carry law summaries written by attorneys.
The App is recommended by:
- U.S. Concealed Carry Association
- Massad Ayoob
- ITS Tactical
- and over 300,000 users with great reviews.
The App provides:
- The most current law updates in the industry
- Concealed carry laws
- Open carry laws
- Easy navigation
- Reciprocity maps
- Firearm transport laws
- Video illustrations
This App (or softcover book) is a must-have for every firearm owner in the United States. You may find the App in the App Store and Google Play. The book can be found on our website, under the Products tab.
8. What are people saying about this class?
“Just wanted to thank you for the great women’s class last night at the Midvale Sportsman’s store. It was very informative. I feel like I really learned a lot.Thanks again,” Dawna F.
“Today we completed a concealed carry course with instructor Paul M, in Albuquerque, NM. We wanted to take just a few minutes to let you know how pleased we were with our experience! It was well worth the money! Paul is a gifted instructor. We left the class with much more knowledge about gun safety AND the law, which is exactly what we were hoping for in such a course. We enjoyed that Paul appropriately used humor and gave real-world examples to help us retain the information. He is clearly skilled with firearms and we felt very confident in his abilities on the range. What you offer through your course, and through talented instructors like Paul, is a true benefit to our society. Thank you for helping us be better prepared to protect our family. Sincerely,” Daniel and Shirley C.
“I recently attended a Concealed Carry Permit class in Altoona, Pa. …I felt the need to commend both the instructor Jacquline and Legal Heat on an excellent class. I have and will continue to recommend the class to other people in my area. Good job to all of you.” David M.
“Thank you for creating and keeping the App up to date. Having spent the last three years full-time on the road circumnavigating the US twice, I have depended on LegalHeat to keep me appraised of each State’s unique and changing firearm restrictions. Please keep up the excellent work!” Archie R.
9. **What do I bring to the Ohio RANGE?
First, your gun should be completely unloaded and in a secure gun case. Magazines unloaded as well. Your gun and ammunition must be securely locked in your vehicle or otherwise secured during any classroom portion of the day(s). The only time guns are to be loaded is at the firing line of the gun range, after your instructor has directed you to load. All other times they are to be completely unloaded.
Items to bring to the range include:
- A fully functioning UNLOADED, CASED semiautomatic pistol or revolver. No antiques.
- 50 rounds of ammunition. No steel cased, armor piercing or tracer ammo permitted.
- Ear and eye protection.
- An auto-loader or speed-loader if preferred, but note: you must show your instructor you can successfully manually load and unload your firearm as part of the range requirement.
- Comfortable (range of motion) clothes. No V-necks or low-cut shirts.
- Flat-soled shoes with good traction and support that completely enclose your feet. No flip-flops, sandals or open footwear.
- Snacks and drinks are permitted but will not be allowed at the firing line.
There are no compromises regarding safety. Safety is the most important aspect of all firearm-related classes. Any unsafe or disruptive behavior in class or at the range will result in immediate dismissal. Any student dismissed due to unsafe or disruptive behavior will not be refunded any portion of the class fee. The instructor has sole discretion on safety matters.
Please show up PROMPTLY for class. Please keep in mind some of our classes start at the same time the store opens, so please check the store hours and ensure you are seated in the class at start time. Our instructors are required by law to cover a certain amount of material. If you are not present for the entire class, you will not be qualified for the permit(s). If you show up late, you may be turned away and asked to reschedule. Our instructors cannot risk their accreditations by certifying those who are not in attendance for the entire class, or people who are absent from any significant portion of the class. You may reschedule your paid class once for free, and then for $15.00 per additional reschedule within a year of purchase. Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you for a great class!
There are no compromises on safety. Safety is a critical aspect of all classes and unsafe or disruptive behavior in class or dat the range will result in that person is asked to leave. In the event you are asked to go, you will not be refunded. The instructor has sole discretion in determining if you have engaged in unsafe or disruptive behavior.
Class fees are nonrefundable. Classes rescheduled due to acts of God, including extreme weather or store closures outside of Legal Heat's control will be rescheduled in place of a refund. Changes in class location or class schedule will be communicated by the email address and phone number you provide. All content is subject to change without notice.