Wisconsin DOJ Releases Concealed Carry Recognized Permit List, Training Requirements, and Application Process

Wisconsin DOJ Releases Concealed Carry Recognized Permit List, Training Requirements, and Application Process
Wisconsin DOJ Releases Concealed Carry Recognized Permit List, Training Requirements, and Application Process

On Oct. 20, 2011, the Wisconsin DOJ updated their FAQ on the new concealed carry laws which will be taking effect on Nov. 1, 2011. Included in this update is their list of out-of-state permits they will recognize along with training requirements and the application process.

The current  list of out-of-state concealed carry permits they will recognize is below:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  •  Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
Note: Wisconsin residents MUST get a Wisconsin concealed carry license.
Application Process
The applications will be available to on their concealed carry law website or you can mail them a request to send you an application. The application must be filled out and sent to them including a check for $50 made out to the Wisconsin Department of Justice as well as a copy of your proof of training. Applications must be mailed to:
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Attn: License Unit
PO Box 7130
Madison, WI, 53707-7130
Training Requirements
  1. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hunter education certificate
  2. An unrevoked concealed carry license from another state or jurisdiction. You must enclose the affirmation form verifying it is not revoked for cause. The license may be current or expired.
  3. Proof of military, law enforcement, or security firearms training. (details)
  4. Department of Justice Firearm Safety Course certificate (issued by DOJ-certified instructors)
  5. Firearms safety or training certificate from a course taught by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors, or by an instructor certified by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors, or to the public by a law enforcement agency.
We have updated the Wisconsin Concealed Carry Information page which contains some more details. We will keep it up to date as more information is released. We will also update our Concealed Carry Maps on Nov.1, 2011 when the new laws take effect to show their recognized out-of-state permits.
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Anonymous

ok

Anner J. Bonilla

LOL

I am from Puerto Rico since the second amendment applies to us the same way as in the US even thought we are officially a territory. Most of the time everything related to weapons apply to us. except the NFA. 
Still funny how florida is not there.

Dick

That’s great. I worked for years helping to get this bill passed. I moved to Alabama last year, and now the state won’t recognize my AL or FL permits. The original bills I helped on had reciprocity with all permitting states. 

Anonymous

Thankfully there is no reason to go to WI.

Mpparis

Get yourself a Utah permit. Utah gives you really good reciprocity and they’re not too expensive. As far as I can tell WI doesn’t have a silly residency requirement for permits like Colorado or SC so a non resident Utah permit will work there

Mpparis

I try to have every state I can covered either by it’s own permit or 2 non resident reciprocal permits. That way when they inevitably shuffle the reciprocity lists – the odds are that I’ll have at least one permit that is still good in the state.

Jimwis43

If you are a Wisconsin resident, you must have a Wisconsin CC permit to carry in Wisconsin.  A non-resident Utah permit (nor any other non-resident permit) is not, and will not be accepted (specifically so stated in the law) My Utah permit, for instance, will not be acceptable since I am a Wisconsin resident.  Further, new Utah law states that, if your state of residence allows/has a CCW system, you must have that permit before being allowed to apply for/keep a Utah non-resident permit.  So I have to have the Wisconsin permit just to renew my Utah permit next year.

Gatorinthedesert

 Louisiana is like that too.  I moved back to La not long ago, and since I’m a resident now my AZ permit is no longer recognized here… and I still have a few months on my 6-month waiting period before I can apply for a Louisiana permit.

Bob

I agree with Tamabay Bodyguards.  I was a WI resident for most of my life, however moved to FL 6 years ago.  Love the warm weather and ability to get a ccw permit, without a hassel.  I did carry a non resident CCW permit from FL while I lived in WI received all training, background, fingerprinting and range time. through “Shooters” in Racine, WI.  Still, WI will not honor my permit.  DOJ just can’t get it right!!!  That added to yet one more good reason to live in FL.  Only reason to visit WI is to  see my grandkids and family.

Anonymous

I’m also in Alabama, Dick, but I’m covered in Wisconsin by my Utah, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut permits. And I agree with Mpparis: get every CCW permit you can. Just recently New Mexico decided to stop recognizing Minnesota (for whatever reason), so you need to protect yourself against the similar whims of state legislatures or public safety departments. However, don’t apply where you’re likely to be turned down (NJ, MD, etc.), since you’ll forever have to admit that fact on future applications.

ILCCW

I am looking for some clarification on the issue of which permits apply.  Does anyone know for certain whether a Utah NON-resident permit will be recognized for a person who is a resident of Illinois?  I see that it would not suffice for a WI resident.

Jimwis43

The Wisconsi(4)(a)
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“A concealed carry license issued by any of the states to which sub. (2)(a) or (b) applies is an out-of-state license as defined in s. 175.60(1)(f), Stats. A person who has been issued such an out-of-state license, who is 21 years of age or over, and who is not a Wisconsin resident is an out-of-state licensee as defined in s. 175.60(1)(g), Stats.”  (from just published DOJ Emergency Rules) 
“DOJ has issued “emergency rules” (temporary rules) to govern issuance and recognition of  CCW permits as of 1 November.  They will later be replaced by permanent rules, but as of 1 November, these are what the state will go by.  Wisconsin, under the law will recognize permits issued by states which require background checks of licensees as does Wisconsin.  These states, at this time, include Utah.  Although the rules do not specifically address the issue of non-resident permits (except of course, for Wisconsin residents) the following paragraph from the DOJ seems to imply that a Utah permit will be recognized, whether or not the permit holder is a Utah resident since the only listed qualification is “a person who has been issued such an out of state license (meaning the state meets the requirements of Wisconsin for recognition) who is 21 years of age or over, and who is not a Wisconsin resident  is an out-of-state licensee…………………..DOJ may later clarify or modify requirements as they negotiate reciprocity rules with other states, of course, and when they put out the permanent rules.  But for now, the answer to your question would appear to be yes.  Still, I would get direct info from the Wisconsin DOJ before carrying in Wisconsin as a Utah non-resident. 
“DOJ has issued “emergency rules” (temporary rules) to govern issuance and recognition of  CCW permits as of 1 November.  They will later be replaced by permanent rules, but as of 1 November, these are what the state will go by.  Wisconsin, under the law will recognize permits issued by states which require background checks of licensees as does Wisconsin.  These states, at this time, include Utah.  Although the rules do not specifically address the issue of non-resident permits (except of course, for Wisconsin residents) the following paragraph from the DOJ seems to imply that a Utah permit will be recognized, whether or not the permit holder is a Utah resident since the only listed qualification is “a person who has been issued such an out of state license (meaning the state meets the requirements of Wisconsin for recognition) who is 21 years of age or over, and who is not a Wisconsin resident  is an out-of-state licensee…………………..DOJ may later clarify or modify requirements as they negotiate reciprocity rules with other states, of course, and when they put out the permanent rules.  But for now, the answer to your question would appear to be yes.  Still, I would get direct info from the Wisconsin DOJ before carrying in Wisconsin as a Utah non-resident. 

Axellinn

Thanks for the useful info.  I’ll update here if I get a firm answer.

Felpetlin

 I called the wi dep.of justice 3-19.2012 and they told me a ill. res. with a non-res Utah permit can carry in wi.

Breitenbach

Just wondering why some states were not listed.  I’m from Missouri and see that my permit will not be honored in Wisconsin.  Is there a chance that the requirements will change?

Derby

Don’t know this for sure (have not read the statue) but I believe WI is recognising only states that require training to get a permit.  Indiana does not have such a requirement and they are absent from the list.

Curious

I’m in OH. We have a 12 hour mandatory training requirement including 2 hours range time, but I’m not seeing OH on the WI list. Someone said WI was added to our reciprocity list but I’m not finding that anywhere.

guest

I’m still studying all this yet, but what I can say that has happened as fact is that I took the Legal Heat class and immediately sent away for my Utah permit.  It came in today’s mail. I do not yet have, nor have applied for, my Wisconsin permit yet because they won’t let the applications be available until tomorrow.  I can’t yet carry in WI until I get their permit, but at least I have the first leg of having several states covered at this point.

Bed92186

Now there are only two black states left. Yes 2. Maryland claims to be a carry state, but happens to be the most communistic when it come to firearms. Carry on Wisconsin.

Anonymous

Yes, Illinois and Maryland are black. I consider New Jersey and Hawaii also black.

Kenneth Lottman

Yes! Texans can now carry in WIsconsin!

Weeze

Why was Florida left off of the list?

Fidel

Wis. law mandates NICS check for permit, Florida only
does back ground check.

fred c. dobbs

why not  oryGUN

Pastorjohnp

Why did they avoid including Florida in their reciprocity law?  Unfair!

RT

I just read on the Wisonson DOJ website that, although a Wisonson resident must have a Wisonson concealed carry permit issued by Wisonson, the state of Wisonson does have reciprocity in place for permits held by residents of, and issued by, the following states:Arizona,
Arkansas
CaliforniaColoradoConnecticutGeorgia HawaiiIdahoIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMichiganMinnesotaNebraskaNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaPennsylvaniaTennesseeTexasUtahWashingtonWyomingPuerto RicoU.S. Virgin Islands

Check out Wisconson DOJ website if there are any questions and/or to verify this message.

EATIII

As of 8 Dec, Wisconsin has added/ updated the states they recognize.

Serbsnake1

i applied for wi cc permit about 6 weeks ago. when will i get my permit? any one know how long it takes for doj to issue a permit.

Dpfforever

About 5 to 6 weeks from the time they cash your check.

Travis_jeanelle

They have 20 days from the time they prosess you application i got mine in the mail the 20thother day after they cashed my check

Crashluke84

Is there a rule n regulation guide or book out yet on the conceal and carry law of Wisconsin?

Bob6680

dose wi have a computer studey for conseald cary.aperson onoxygen would have a hartd time siting all them hours a tank of oxygen last a bout 2 to 3 hr  the only training i have seen isfrontsight  for  a cost of $200  bob

Stephen Parrott

The time has been reduced to 2 to 3 weeks now.

Stephen Parrott

The present turn around is 2 to 3 weeks. If you do it correctly and dot all the T’s and cross the I’s. Sorry for the double post.

Jerry

what state will the WI permit work in?

Greg Shopofski

is there a grandfather clause for wis. conceal carry

cschneider

what state recognize wisconsin ccw permit holders?

IAN

I’m getting out of the military (U.S. army) soon heading back to my home state of WI. I currently have a concealed carry permit in Texas, can i use my training certificate i obtained in TX for WI or will my military training be good enough for a Concealed Carry license in WI?