|I’ve gotten several inquiries lately asking whether or not Paladin Training offers the UTAH CWP class. The short answer is ‘no’. Please read on…
Starting about two years ago, we began to print a synopsis of our curriculum on the back of the SC CWP certificate that is issued to students who successfully complete the class. I sign the form and provide my NRA Law Enforcement instructor number. This enables a student to use that certificate as proof he or she has met FL’s training standards and obtain a FL non-resident CWP.
From www.handgunlaw.us, www.nraila.org, and certain state websites (notably MS, NM, NV):
Right now (21 OCT 2012), 27 states recognize SC’s permit. They are:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
34 states recognize UT’s permit.
35 states recognize FL’s permit.
Some states recognize the permits of ALL other states and some recognize only those permits from states that meet their standards. Also, some states honor non-resident permits and some states require that you be a resident of the state you have the permit from.
After checking the information on EVERY state provided by the two websites above, it looks like obtaining a UT non-resident CWP (NRCWP) will gain you two states that do not recognize FL’s non-resident CWP: Minnesota and Wisconsin. On the other hand, a FL NRCWP will get you New Mexico, whereas the UT NRCWP will not.
Bottom line: If you intend to travel to MN or WI, take the class and get a UT NRCWP. If you intend to travel to NM, get a FL NRCWP using the certificate you already have from Paladin Training. Other than that, the two NRCWP’s provide identical benefits.
I’ve created a spreadsheet w/ the details. Let me know if you’d like me to send it to you.
Before acting on the above, I urge you to do your own checking on those states you’re interested in. Check out the two pages referenced above. You’ll find a few discrepancies between the two so do your homework and be careful!
New Mexico’s page has links to the other states here:
If you’d like to get a FL NRCWP:
If you have additional or contrary information, I’d appreciate hearing from you.
Please forward this to anyone that might be interested.
Train hard, put God first!
DVC/I H S