Idaho Sheriffs’ Association  3100 Vista Ave. Ste. 203, Boise, ID 83705
Concealed Weapons License To determine which states recognize Idaho’s CWL licenses, both regular and enhanced, the Attorney General contacts the appropriate regulating agency in each of the 50 states and territories. You may access Idaho State Police for more information on CWL license reciprocity. Idaho recognizes all other states CWL’s. CWL agreements with other states is a work in progress and may change if statutory language changes. It is important to consider contacting the state police of any state you plan on travelling to to determine if your Idaho license will be acceptable. Some states, such as California and New York do not recognize out of state CWL licenses. Effective July 1, 2016 Idaho became a permitless carry state. It is a bit complicated, however any adult 21 years of age or older can carry without a license outside city limits. Only adult Idaho residents 21 years of age or older can carry without a license inside city limits. Non-residents must possess a CWL. Idaho’s CWL at a Glance. An E-CWL applicant must apply and complete the entire process regardless whether they possess a regular CWL license. The eight hour minimum training required for an E-CWL license can be satisfied through the NRA personal protection inside the home or outside the home; by another nationally recognized organization that customarily certifies firearms instruction; or by an instructor certified by the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST). The course must be taught in person for a minimum of eight hours including Idaho law relating to firearms and the use of deadly force, basic concepts of the safe and responsible use of handguns, self defense principles, and live fire training with at least 98 rounds fired. It is important to note that the legal training must be provided by a licensed Idaho attorney or an Idaho peace officer with a minimum Intermediate POST certificate.  Applicants must apply in person. CWL Reciprocity with Other States Link
Concealed Weapon’s License
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association  
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association  3100 S. Vista Ave. Ste. 203, Boise, ID 83705
Concealed Weapons License To determine which states recognize Idaho’s CWL licenses, both regular and enhanced, the Attorney General contacts the appropriate regulating agency in each of the 50 states and territories. You may access Idaho State Police for more information on CWL license reciprocity. The enhanced CWL or E-CWL agreements with other states is a work in progress and may change if statutory language changes. It is important to consider contacting the state police of any state you plan on travelling to to determine if your Idaho license will be acceptable. Some states, such as California and New York do not recognize out of state CWL licenses. Effective July 1, 2016 Idaho became a permitless carry state. It is a bit complicated, however any adult 21 years of age or older can carry without a license outside city limits. Only adult Idaho residents 21 years of age or older can carry without a license inside city limits. Non- residents must possess a CWL. Idaho’s CWL at a Glance. . An E-CWL applicant must apply and complete the entire process regardless whether they possess a regular CWL license. The eight hour minimum training required for an E-CWL license can be satisfied through the NRA personal protection inside the home or outside the home; by another nationally recognized organization that customarily certifies firearms instruction; or by an instructor certified by the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST). The course must be taught in person for a minimum of eight hours including Idaho law relating to firearms and the use of deadly force, basic concepts of the safe and responsible use of handguns, self defense principles, and live fire training with at least 98 rounds fired. It is important to note that the legal training must be provided by a licensed Idaho attorney or an Idaho  peace officer with a minimum Intermediate POST certificate. Applicants must apply in person. CWL Reciprocity with Other States Link
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association