Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn

Join us on 07/09/2024

(event date estimated)

Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn Event Description


“Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn” is a consolidated movement of Utah firearm education organizations and local firearm related businesses to provide Utah school employees with quality firearm education, shopping resources, and training. The goal is simple, keep our kids safe

You may have heard that law-abiding Utah residents no longer need a permit to legally carry concealed in Utah.

As of May 1st, 2021, this is true.

However, without a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit, a firearm cannot be legally carried within 1,000 ft. of our schools. (1990 Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act)

Who qualifies for this free Utah Concealed Firearm Permit class?

This class is for all Utah public and private school employees who do not currently have their permit.

When and where?

The class(es) will be held Saturday July 9th, 2022 at the Mountain America Credit Union Expo Center in Sandy, UT. 

TWO separate class sessions are available:

  • Morning class 9AM - 2PM 

  • Afternoon class 4PM - 9PM

  • Pre-registration is required

  • Class size is limited to 35 students each, with 5 classes running simultaneously

  • Register early because we will not be expanding the class size.

Who will be teaching the class?

This class will be taught by vetted, Dept. of Public Safety - Utah BCI certified instructors.

What is covered in the Utah CFP curriculum?

  • Handgun safety rules

  • Handgun parts and operation (Semi automatic vs revolver)

  • Ammunition (Types & safety practices)

  • Handgun fundamentals (Stance, Grip, etc.)

  • Safety equipment

  • Malfunction clearing

  • Proper firearm maintenance & storage

  • Utah & Federal weapon laws

  • Justification of force

  • Situational awareness

  • Weapon familiarity training 

  • And more

Additional FAQs, please read:

  • Concessions will not be available and MACU Expo is not allowing us to bring food trucks, so please pack your own sack lunch (or dinner). We will have very limited bottled water & light snacks available, mostly for the volunteers.

  • To protect your privacy, the news media will not be allowed in the classrooms.

  • Barring an imminent, violent threat, all firearms are to remain holstered. Any violation of this rule will result in immediate dismissal from the event.(You do not need to own or bring your own firearm to attend a class)

  • Local firearms related businesses will also be onsite in a separate, dedicated classroom to educate interested attendees about relevant products & services available to them. These companies have been vetted for this specific event by the Utah 2A Alliance for quality and relevance to you. Our hope is that Utah school employees will feel comfortable in this environment, with only your peers around you, to ask any questions you might have about shopping for equipment and future training.

  • Non-negotiable Punctuality: Our instructors are required by law to cover a certain amount of class material. If you are not present for the entire class, you will not be qualified for the permit(s). If you show up late, you may be turned away. Our instructors cannot risk their accreditations by certifying those who are not in attendance for the entire class, or those who are absent for any significant portion of the class. 

  • Attending half of the class in the morning and half in the evening will not be permitted. The reason for this is that in order for instructors to sign their name to your application, they must be confident that you were present for all required parts of the Utah CFP curriculum.

Utah 2A Alliance is made up of Utah Shooting Sports Council, Utah Shooters Organization, and Utah Firearms Association. One of the missions of the Utah 2A Alliance is to keep kids safe, period. To do this we have combined stalwart organizations, businesses and resources to educate the public writ large, that Utah schools are not populated by defenseless citizens. This education is to be shared deliberately, to dissuade would-be mass murderers of the notion that our K-12 and college campuses are soft targets – because they are not.

Since 2004, anyone with a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit has been legally allowed to carry any firearm, onto any pre-K–12 school or college campus. This includes our teachers, administrators, counselors, coaches, parents and legally aged students to whom a Utah CFP has been issued. Utah schools are not allowed to prohibit open or concealed carry by Utah CFP holders.

19% of Utah's adult population has a Utah CFP, which means, every day approximately 44,650 adults on Utah college campuses alone, are legally permitted to carry firearms.*

A firearm’s primary purpose in the hands of law-abiding citizens is to stop imminent, violent threats. We refuse to let the most innocent among us, our children and their educators, be victims of would-be mass murderers. We want the world to know that in Utah schools, it is “Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn”. 

*(See Utah Code section 63-98-102 Utah Department of Public Safety. DPS - Criminal Identification (BCI). (n.d.). Retrieved May 27, 2022

Get ready for the Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn

Share this Sandy Event

Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn location map image

    Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn Where & When

  • Location: Sandy, UT 84070
  • Event Date: 2022/07/09 07:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Morning Session: 9am - 2pm
    • Evening Session: 4pm - 9pm

Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn Reviews

0 - 0 reviews

Be the first to review Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn

Other Events You May Want to Consider


 - Jul 21st, 2024
Jack Links Total Archery Challenge powered by PSE is coming to Solitude/Brighton UT for four days and bringing you the greatest 3D archery experience, Period.  We work hard to provide a fun, family friendly environment where everyone can enjoy ... read more

Juab County Demolition Derby

 - Aug 10th, 2024
Juab 2023 Demolition Derby coming August 12th, 2023 at 6:30 pm ... read more

RockyMTN Jamboree

 - Sep 20th, 2024
Utah's Trail Country is home to the famous Paiute and Gooseberry trail systems, offering over 2,800 miles of the best off-road adventures in North America. Utah’s Trail Country offers more than just a ride - there are opportunities t... read more

Murray Park Amphitheater

 - Sep 28th, 2024
Murray Park Amphitheater We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 lineup of cultural performances! Nestled amidst breathtaking Rocky Mountains, our amphitheater is your gateway to an extraordinary world of music, theater, and cultural events. Wheth... read more

Trash Car Racing

 - Dec 31st, 2024
If you like Demolition Derby, then you'll LOVE trash car racing ... read more

Cottonwood Heights Arts Council - Disney's Beauty and the Beast Musical

 - Jul 20th, 2024
Cottonwood Heights Arts Council Presents: Disney’s Beauty and Beast Directed by Brighton SloanChoreography by Heather SessionsMusical Direction Robert BedontJuly 12-13, 15, 18-20, 2024Show time: 7 PM with 2 PM Saturday MatineesLocation:&n... read more

Juab County Fair Vendor Registration

 - Aug 10th, 2024
Vendor booths available for the following events: Blackhawk Concert - June 22nd, 5pm-11pm (subject to change) Juab County Fair Red Cliffs Roundup Rodeo - July 26th-27th    ... read more

Seussical the Musical

 - Jul 22nd, 2024
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! ... read more

Red Cliff Roundup RMPRA Rodeo

 - Jul 27th, 2024
Juab 2024 Red Cliff Roundup coming July 26th & 27th  ... read more


 - Dec 31st, 2024
Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse is a multi-disciplinary, independently-owned business comprised of our award-winning Contemporary Music Program. Our work encompasses the advancement of music education, performance training, touring, and studio... read more

Sandy, UT Weather

Sandy, UT current weather
  • Clear 90.7℉ Clear

  • Join us at the Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn in July for a great event. The Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn works hard to deliver you a memorable event experience. We would love to hear from you, so consider writing us a review.

    Write Review

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions or comments for the event directors, click the button below.
    Please include all fields
    Contact email for event director is invalid. Please try again later
    Your message has been sent to the event organizers.

    An error occurred


    Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn - Disclaimer