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Step 1 - Complete the firearms certification/qualification event with an AZPOST certified and DPS-recognized LEOSA instructor. This is the standard AZPOST peace officer firearms qualification course (50 rounds, day or night) and a pass/fail target identification and discrimination course (judgmental shooting). Backup or secondary handgun qualification courses are not valid for this event and may not be used.

Step 2 - Submit this completed application

You must provide with your application:

a. A photocopy of your photographic law enforcement identification credentials.

b. A letter from the agency with which you were employed that verified your employment status and that you meet the requirements of a qualified retired law enforcement officer listed below:

The letter must:

        1. Be on the agency’s letterhead.
        2. Include your name, employee badge number, rank, and dates of employment.
        3. Attest that the applicant meets the requirement of a qualified retired law enforcement officer.
        4. Attest that the applicant has been issued a photographic law enforcement identification card.
        5. Include the name, title, identification number, and contact phone number of an individual at the agency who can verify employment information.

c. You must have the training instructor complete the Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act from and upload this completed form to the LEOSA application.  You can download this form here -

REPLACEMENT Applications: You must provide with your application:

a. A photocopy of your photographic law enforcement identification credentials.


  • The cost for a LEOSA is $20.00
  • Replacements are $10.00

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LEOSA Application Requirements: must meet ALL requirements


  • Separated from service in good standing with a public agency as a law enforcement officer; and
  • Before such separation, was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest; and
  • Before such separation, served as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more; or
  • Separated from service with such agency, after completing any applicable probationary period of such service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined by such agency; and
  • Has not been officially found by a qualified medical professional employed by the agency to be unqualified for reasons relating to mental health; or
  • Has not entered into an agreement with the agency from which the individual is separating from service in which the individual acknowledges he or she is not qualified under this section for reasons relating to mental health; and
  • Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and 
  • Is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm

For More Information, Contact:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
Concealed Weapon Unit

2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009 

Phone: (602) 256-6280


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software