|Illinois Concealed Carry Training - 16 hours
Illinois Concealed Carry Training will qualify you for an Illinois concealed carry permit. The required 16-hour firearms training includes range qualification and will cover: firearm safety, basic principles of marksmanship, care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm, state and federal laws relating to ownership, storage, carry, and transport of a firearm, and weapon handling and qualification.
To attend, you must -
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Possess a valid state ID or driver’s license
• Be allowed by both state and federal law to legally possess a firearm
• Be able to follow all directions given by training staff
• Be physically capable of safely and effectively operating a firearm
The Illinois State Police will accept up to 8 hours of in-person training already completed toward the 16 hour training requirement for Military with active duty papers or DD 214 (Military Discharge Form).
For the latest information on the implementation of Concealed Carry in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Police Website at
Purchase of ammunition may be required at the range. Class details will be emailed a week prior to the class.