I think everyone should get a Utah permit - but it's highly unlikely you can get one before the holidays. They are supposed to issue within 60 days but are running behind due to the high demand for them. I can't remember the exact date I sent mine in but I'm fairly sure it's been more than 60 days.
Bruce Jackson, another VCDL board member, is also certified. He was holding a class about once a month at Shooter's Paradise in Woodbridge on Sundays.