Arizona recognizes all other states valid permits providing the following conditions are met:

Arizona and any political subdivisions of Arizona shall recognize a concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state if both:

  • The permit or license is recognized as valid in the issuing state
  • The permit or license holder is all of the following:
    • Legally present in this state
    • Not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm in this state

For the purpose of establishing mutual permit or license recognition with other states, the Arizona Department of Public Safety shall enter into a written agreement if another state requires a written agreement.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a person with a concealed weapons permit from another state may not carry a concealed weapon in this state if the person is under twenty-one years of age or is under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a felony offense in any jurisdiction, unless the person’s rights have been restored or the conviction is expunged, set-aside or vacated and the applicant is currently not a prohibited possessor under state or federal law.

Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit holders wishing to carry utilizing their permit while visiting another state are responsible for contacting that state to ensure reciprocity.

Reciprocal Agreements – Concealed Weapon Permits
Written Agreement with Arizona Recognizes Arizona Without Written Agreement Does NOT Recognize Arizona Permits
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During the course, you will be provided with your application,photograph, fingerprintsand mailing envelope.

*Massachusetts residents do not need a firearms license to qualify for this permit

Rhode Island or Connecticut Qualification Course By appointment $50.00

Total course cost is $100 with a $25 deposit due at registration

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