Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you need to be to attend a NRA or NOn-nra class?

  • Persons who are 18 years of age or older may attend an NRA or NON-NRA classes. It is our company policy to allow students to enroll that are law abiding citizens and would be able to meet the requirements to posses a Pistol Permit of our state if they were to apply for one. Enrolled students do not need to posses a valid South Dakota Pistol Permit. Students must not be under any legal restrictions barring their access to firearms training, possession of ammunition, and or firearms.


Questions about South Dakota Pistol Permits & Firearms Laws

Utah Concealed Carry Firearms Permit Course Information?

 In accordance with U.C.A. 76-10-523, Utah will honor a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by another state or county. Of the states below that have formalized reciprocity or recognition with Utah, there are some states that will only accept the Utah concealed firearm permit so long as the permit holder is a resident of Utah.

It is the responsibility of all Utah concealed firearm permit holders to know and understand the applicable firearm laws of the states within which they plan to visit or venture. For information regarding firearm laws of other states, please contact the respective authority within that state. Although there are many states that will recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit, the State of Utah has formal reciprocity (written agreement) with the following states. Please check with each individual state for further information: 

  • Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Flordia, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, and West Virginia. 

The following states recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit. Please check with each individual state for further information:

  • Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,  Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Minimum requirements for application for a concealed firearms permit in Utah are:

  • Persons who are attending a Utah Concealed Carry Firearms Permit Course to obtain a permit must be 21 years of age.
  • Persons with proof of good character: 

What Will it Cost to Apply?
A non-refundable fee of $39.00 for Utah residents or $49.00 for non-residents must be included with your application. This fee consists of $24.25 for Utah residents or $34.25 for non-residents for application and permit processing and $14.75 charged by the FBI to process your fingerprint cards. Please make checks and money orders payable to the “Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.”
What Must Accompany the Application?

  • A Photocopy of your Driver License
  • Photograph. One recent color photograph of passport quality (2x2, no hats or sunglasses please). NAME MUST BE ON BACK
  • OF PHOTO!!
  • Non-resident proof of permit. If you reside in a state that recognizes the validity of the Utah CFP or has reciprocity with Utah, you must obtain a CFP or CCW from your home state and submit a copy of it with your application for a Utah permit. For a list of reciprocal states click here. Residency will be determined by your state-issued identification. If your state does not recognize the Utah permit this does not apply.
  • Fingerprint Card. One fingerprint card. Must be filled out completely. Writing and prints must be legible. Fingerprint should be taken by a trained fingerprint technician. Fingerprint cards that are not legible will be returned to the applicant and will cause a delay in processing the application.
  • Fingerprint services are free while attending the course through Schlueter firearms Instruction. In some extreme cases where we are not able to obtain students finger prints students. Students will be referred to a local law enforcement agency to obtain their finger prints. Examples of extreme cases where it may not be possible to obtain a students finger prints are as follows, but not limited to: 
    • Lack of Ridge Detail - caused by working with your hands in some enviroments where finger print ridge detail is worn down over time. 
    • Amputations - In these cases it is best to have the fingerprints documented by a local law enforcement agency
  • Weapon Familiarity Certification. Applicants must complete a firearms familiarity course, certified by the Bureau, before applying for a permit. Please have your instructor complete the certification information on the application. Holders of a valid Concealed Firearm Permit from another state other than Utah are not exempt from taking the weapon familiarity course from an approved Utah instructor. BCI must receive your application within one year from the date the course was completed. View a list of (out-of-state) certified instructors.

Disqualifying Criteria 
ž53-5-704(2)(a) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if the applicant or permit holder:
žHas been or is convicted of a felony;

  • žHas been or is convicted of a crime of violence;
  • žHas been or is convicted of an offense involving the use of alcohol;
  • žHas been or is convicted of an offense involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;
  • žHas been or is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude;
  • žHas been or is convicted of an offense involving domestic violence;
  • žHas been or is adjudicated by a state or federal court as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed; and
  • žIs not qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503 and federal law.

“The below time frames are non binding and only listed as a general guideline” 
Utah Administrative Code R722-300-4(5)(b), BCI may find that mitigating circumstances exist after the following time period has elapsed from the date the applicant was convicted or released from incarceration, parole, or probation, whichever occurred last:

  • Class C misdemeanors & infractions….…. 3 years
  • Class B misdemeanors…………………….…. 4 years
  • Class A misdemeanors…………….……….… 5 years
  • Protective Order……………………………..…. Lifetime
  • Domestic Violence…………………………..…. Lifetime
  • Felony Conviction…………………………..….. Lifetime
  • Convicted of a registerable sex offense…. Lifetime
  • Mentally incompetent………………………….. Lifetime
  • Danger to self or others………………………. CFP Board’s discretion
  • Past Pattern of violent behavior……………. CFP Board’s discretion
  • Outstanding warrants…………………………… Suspension until dismissed/removed
  • Failure to provide sufficient fingerprints…. Suspension until acceptable fingerprints are received
  • Is not qualified to purchase and possess firearms pursuant to Section 76-10-503 and federal law

R722-300-3(2)(l) An offense involving moral turpitude, means a crime under the laws of this state, any other state, the United States, or any district, possession, or territory of the United States involving conduct which: is done knowingly contrary to justice, honesty, or good morals; has an element of falsification or fraud; or contains an element of harm or injury directed to another person or another’s property       
Examples, but not limited to:

  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Issuing bad checks
  • Robbery
  • Interference with police
  • Fleeing, resisting, or failure to obey police
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Bribery
  • Perjury
  • Extortion
  • Arson
  • Criminal mischief
  • Falsifying govt. records
  • Wildlife violations involving weapons
  • Forgery
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Firearms violations
  • Burglary
  • Vandalism
  • Kidnapping
  • Crimes involving unlawful sexual conduct
  • Violations of the pornographic and harmful materials and performances act

Juvenile Felony Convictions  U.C.A. 76-10-503
10 years for a violent felony  U.C.A. 76-3-203.5
7 years for a non-violent felony
Some examples:

  • Non-Violent Felony                                                             
    • Distribute Controlled Substance                                       
    • Forgery                                                                                 
    • Theft Aggravated 
    • Possession of a stolen vehicle 
    • Receive stolen property 
    • Possession of a controlled substance 
  • Violent Felony
    • Aggravated Arson
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Aggravated Kidnapping
    • Rape
    • Murder
    • ​Robbery

Application Submissions:

  • Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to:
    Bureau of Criminal Identification
    3888 West 5400 South
    Taylorsville UT 84129
    Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    Upon receipt of your completed application packet, we will process your payment, then applications will be reviewed in
    the order they were received. Upon completion of the background investigation, if it is determined that the criteria
    established by law has been met, the permit will be mailed to you. Please do not call to check the status of your permit; the
    review process may take up to 60 days

Payment & Attendance Policy: 

By registering for one of Schlueter Firearms Classes, you the student acknowledges the following:

  • Payment is due upon registering for a class with Schlueter Firearms Instruction sent through Paypal. 
  • No Portion of your deposit will be refunded if you for any reason do not attend the course on the date/time scheduled. Schlueter Firearms Instruction may credit the deposit towards the cost of another course with Schlueter Firearms Instruction. 
  • If you have only registered and not paid to secure your spot in the course. Participation may not be allowed if the class is filled with registered paid students prior to receiving your payment. Students who have made other payment arrangements with us at the time of registration are an exception to this. 
  • Students understand that firearms, self-defense, and firearms training courses are potentially dangerous, and the registered student is responsible for their own safety and the safety of others while participating in this course. 
  • By registering and participation the student agrees to follow all instructions and obey all safety policies and procedures. 
  • Students acknowledge they have received and reviewed the course list of student requirements, including equipment and any additional training requirements and will be in compliance with them at the time of the course. 

Phone: 1-605-360-5734