Nevada has decided to drop all recognition of the Arizona concealed weapons permit. On February 28th, the Nevada Sheriffs' and Chief's Association voted unanimously to no longer recognize the Arizona concealed weapons permit. The decision became effective immediately.
The decision was made based on a recent audit by the Nevada Department of Public Safety which determined that Arizona had recently made changes to the training requirements associated with the issuance of the Arizona CCW permit. According to the audit, those changes resulted in a "substantially dissimilar training requirement in comparison to Nevada".
Changes in Arizona law that were implemented in July 2011 effectively deregulated the firearms training requirements for an Arizona CCW permit. Prior to the implementation of laws detailing Arizona's "CCW Training Reform", the Arizona Department of Public Safety approved CCW instructors, training course curriculums and training organization. With the changes in the law, DPS no longer has any regulatory authority other than to insure the person applying for the permit has satisfied the statutory training requirement, has submitted the proper documentation and passed a criminal background check.