Certifications Obtained Through This Course
- Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons (PCW)
Legal Heat, the Nation’s largest concealed firearm training firm, has brought its industry leading training online with this online Iowa concealed firearm permit class. This single online course will satisfy all of the necessary training requirements needed in order to carry a concealed firearm in 35 different states. Simply take the course, print your certificate of completion, and head to your county sheriff's office to apply for your permit.
Some of the most commonly asked questions are included below. Please read through them and, when you are ready, click enroll to get started.
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.
Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons (PCW)
2. Are Online Classes Good Enough?
Within the firearm industry, there is a lot of debate about what constitutes enough training to prepare someone for carrying a concealed firearm. Throughout the United States, Legal Heat teaches nearly 100 different in-person concealed firearm permit courses each month. These courses will range from 4 hours in length to over 3 days in duration, depending on the state laws where we operate. Legal Heat’s position on what constitutes enough training is that there is never enough training.
We encourage all of our students, whether in-person or online, to continue their firearm safety and functionality training for their entire lifetime. However, when it comes to qualifying someone to exercise their inalienable right to carry a firearm for self-protection, we are not going to force anyone to do anything more than state law requires. If your state requires a 16-hour in-person training course (like Illinois), then we are going to offer the absolute best 16-hour course in the industry. If other states (such as Virginia, Idaho or Iowa) only require completion of an online training course, then we will offer the best online training course possible. We are here to encourage people to exercise their rights, not to dissuade them from doing so.
This course has been designed by attorneys, professional firearm instructors, college professors, and graphic designers. Make no mistake, this is the finest online training course on the market.
Once you complete your online training course we hope to see you in one of our hundreds of in-person training courses as you continue your firearm training education.
3. Who Is Legal Heat?
Simply put, Legal Heat is the nation’s largest provider of concealed firearm permit training. What started as a single training location in Utah over a decade ago, has grown to nearly 200 locations in over 30 states today. Legal Heat was founded with one simple objective in mind, and it has been the secret to our success ever since. We want to provide the highest quality training experience in the industry. Our charter is simple, with everything we do we always strive to do the following:
- Offer the highest quality training at a very affordable price
- Only convey accurate and reliable information from a source you can trust. The firearms industry is sadly wrought with misinformation, and we aim to end that.
- Create lifelong relationships with our students.
- Prepare our students for dangers they will find in the real-world, and the courtroom.
Since our founding, Legal Heat has certified well in excess of 200,000 students to obtain their concealed firearm permits at our in-person training courses, and we are growing more every day. With the launch of our online training academy in 2019, Legal Heat is now poised to capture an even larger marketshare by providing the best online firearm training experience the internet has ever seen.
About the Instructor
Phil is a nationally recognized firearm law attorney, former prosecutor, college law professor and author. Phil is a regular guest on national television programs discussing firearm law issues and is the author of Legal Heat: 50 State Guide to Firearm Laws that is available in both mobile app and traditional book formats. He has been featured in Forbes and serves as outside legal counsel for some of America's largest firearm manufacturers and retailers.
In addition to handling guns all of his life, Phil is also an NRA certified instructor in multiple disciplines, certified armed security instructor, Illinois CCL instructor, Utah CFP instructor, and one of the co-founders of Legal Heat. In the last decade Phil has personally instructed over 10,000 students in his in-person concealed carry courses and thousands more in his online courses. While obtaining his undergraduate degree Phil worked as a professional hunting guide in Utah and Idaho, where he solo guided over 100 successful elk, deer, moose, and buffalo hunts. He currently lives in Northern Utah with his wife and children.