Here in Jacksonville the current wait for an appointment is 6 weeks. I submit paperwork on April 15 - woo hoo! I suspect one reason for the backlogs is the desirability of a Florida CWL. We're getting a lot of applications from out-of-state, same as Utah. That's OK with me, I'm not in any particular rush, but it was a lot easier in Alabama: go to sheriff's office, pay 25 bucks, get your license.