Concealed Weapons Permit-Arizona - (CHL-AZ) This course meets the required elements to obtain a certificate of completion in order to obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) in the State of Arizona. This course as a stand alone is 4 hours in a classroom environment. If taken in conjunction with the CHL-Oregon course and /or the CFP-Utah course it is a total of 6 hours and the cost will be discounted as detailed on CHL-Multi State. 



Live Fire addition for $50 

The fingerprints  will be required by the State of Arizona along with your completed application and course completion certificate. These are included in the price of this course.


Arizona, in addition to Oregon and Utah is either recognized by, or has formal reciprocity agreements with 36 other States, including the State of New Mexico.  This course is taught in a classroom and will focus on several items including but not limited to:


  • Handgun safety, storage and security
  • Handgun anatomy and handling skills
  • Ammunition overview
  • Laws related to carrying a concealed handgun and the use of deadly physical force
  • Understanding the criteria that must be met to justify the use of deadly physical force
  • Understanding the proper use of the Force Options
  • Strategies and tactics for avoiding and/or dealing with threats without the use of deadly physical force
  • Developing the proper defensive mindset
  • Much, much more


It is important that each student understands that this course alone in no way fully prepares them for all of the possibilities they may encounter that may require the justified use of deadly physical force. The CHL classes are not designed to replace or supersede real, practical defensive handgun training; specifically, live fire training. At 540 Tactical we are not simply certificate signers. There are many places to obtain a basic certificate in order to fulfill the requirement to obtain a CHL. However, there are far fewer places that actually prepare their students in a meaningful way to prevail in a life threatening encounter. While not mandatory, we feel strongly that all students taking this course should also register for the
Live Fire addition.


By design, it is typically offered at the end of each CHL class. Attending the Live Fire addition is a good start to developing the safe, practical and proven defensive handgun skills and mind-set necessary to prevail in a life threatening encounter. In fact, we feel so strongly about this that we will waive the course fee for the Live Fire addition if you do not see its value after completing the course. 

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued a certificate of completion and can then apply for your CWP with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  The requirements are listed below:

A non-refundable fee of as set by the State for non-residents must be included with your application, course certificate and fingerprint card.

*General requirements for application for a concealed firearms permit in Arizona are:

  • be a resident of this state or a United States citizen;
  • Is twenty-one years of age or older or is at least nineteen years of age and provides evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces Reserve or a State National Guard.
  • not be under indictment for a felony offense;
  • not be convicted of a felony offense, unless the conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated or pardoned, or the individuals right to possess firearms has be restored AND the individual must not be a prohibited possessor under state or federal law.
  • not suffer from mental illness and been adjudicated mentally incompetent or committed to a mental institution;
  • not be unlawfully present in the United States;
  • complete a firearms safety training program pursuant to ARS §13-3112.N.