Illinois Concealed Carry Firearm Permit Class

We are immediately opening all of our WEEKDAY and WEEKEND classes to everyone. To schedule, you can call between 12pm and 5pm Tuesday thru Saturday. You must pay for class in full upon scheduling.

Call: (708) 447-4848


Our Tentative Schedule Will Be:

16 hour classes offered:
A) Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5 (2 day course- must attend both days)

B) Saturday 9-5
Sunday 9-5 (2 day course- must attend both days)

8 hour classes offered:
Thursday 9-5 (one day course)

16 hour class $225.00
8 hour class $150.00
In order to get into a class, the class must be paid in full. Payment is due at the time of scheduling.

8 Hour Class is only available to those who have taken prior courses that are accepted by the Illinois State Police. Those courses and their accepted credit hours are as follows:

4 Hours each (must have 2)

IL hunter safety, UT ccw, FL ccw, NV ccw, MO ccw, KY ccw, MI ccw, CFP

8 Hours each (Only need 1)

DD214, NRA basic pistol, NRA personal protection home, NRA personal protection outside home
*NRA course MUST be a course with shooting

Security Guards with current Tan Card are exempt from the full 16 hours.

Fingerprints (optional):
There will be a company doing fingerprints during the first day of your class.  You must bring your Driver’s License or State ID.  The fingerprints will cost $65.00, you may pay with a credit card, debit card, or cash–checks will not be accepted. 

If you have already taken a class and just need your fingerprints done, you may come in on Sundays between 10:00am and 1:00pm.  No appointment necessary.  

To apply for the ICCF Permit:

ICC applications will need to be filled out on-line; this will include paying the $150.00 application fee (to the Illinois State Police), paying a service fee of $3.53 (to the Illinois State Police), take and submit a digital photo, and scanning your class certification. We will be offering a service which will assist you in sending in your applications. If interested in this service, you can call to schedule an appointment.  There will be a $20.00 fee for this service.

You may also find useful information through watching this video: How To Create A Digital ID 


Illinois’ Permit is honored in 20 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin


Upon completion of the Illinois course, you may use your obtained Illinois certificate to apply for non-resident permits from the following states: Florida and Arizona

Each state will charge a different amount for their own permit at the time of application. Applications are available by contacting the appropriate state, which will mail it to you.

Each Student must provide the following:

1. Firearm
B) NO magnum calibers allowed.
C) NO derringers, NO firearms without trigger guard, NO lasers, NO High-Points, Jennings, Lorcin, Raven, Haskell, single-action revolvers, or any firearm considered unsafe by instructors.
D) Firearm must be cased and unloaded.
E) If shooting a semi-suto, you will need 2-3 magazines.

2. 100 rounds of ammunition (NOT included in class price).
A) 40 rounds for practice and 30 rounds for qualifying. The additional 30 rounds will be used only if you need to re-qualify
B) NO hollow points.

3. Hearing and eye protection.  If you do not have your own, we will provide it for you; however, quantities are limited.

4. Concealment holster and a belt if needed to use your holster.
A) You will not be shooting from your concealment holster.  The holster will be used to practice drawing with your unloaded firearm.
B) Please bring the holster that you will be using to conceal your firearm to the class.  You can bring any type of holster, including purse holster, concealment vest with built in holster, in waistband holster, shoulder holster, ankle holster, in pocket holster, etc.

5. You will need to bring a vest, button-up shirt, or light jacket to conceal your firearm.

6. Valid FOID Card (expired cards are not accepted).

7. In order to receive an 8 hour credit, you must provide successful completion of prior training course.  Check the website to see the list of credited classes.
*Please be advised: These are Illinois State Emergency rules.  There is no guarantee that the current credited classes will be accepted as a credit on January 5th.  They are subject to change.  You may consider taking the entire 16 hour class.

Please note the following:

1. Unsafe actions will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds.

2. Must pass shooting qualification with 70% or above.  If you do not pass, NO refunds.

3. Must be 21 years or older.

4. Dress code-
NO high heel shoes, boots, or wedges.  NO open-toed shoes. NO low cut shirts.

5. Cancellation Policy-
Must give 5 days notice to cancel; otherwise $20.00 of your fee will be consumed.


16 hour class

Day 1: Will be held at Lyons Rec Center 4142 Gage Lyons, IL
Please bring FOID card and firearm.

Day 2: Will be held at Midwest Sporting Goods 8565 Plainfield Rd Lyons, IL
Please bring items from Day 1 and also: 100 rounds of ammunition (no hollow points), hearing and eye protection, concealment holster, and concealment clothing.

8 hour class

Will be done in one day at Midwest Sporting Goods 8565 Plainfield Rd Lyons, IL
Please bring FOID card, credited class proof, firearm, 100 rounds of ammunition (no hollow points), hearing and eye protection, concealment holster, and concealment clothing.


Illinois Concealed Carry Classes Near Chicago IL

Midwest Guns is a licensed Illinois firearms dealer and shooting range, and will soon be offering Illinois concealed carry classes when the new concealed carry laws are passed legalizing concealed carry weapons in Illinois.

US citizens have a legal right to concealed carry weapons in every US state except for Illinois but in December 2012, that Illinois state law was deemed unconstitutional by a panel of three independent judges.

What this means is that new and upcoming legislation may soon permit US residents to carry concealed weapons in Illinois, and under this new Illinois concealed carry bill it is anticipated that individuals will be required to complete a certified concealed carry training program.

Please check back often as Illinois concealed carry classes won’t be posted until the new legislation takes effect.

For more info call our gun experts at
708-447-4848 (ext. 8) or email:
Concealed Carry Classes in Illinois

Changes to the Illinois Concealed Carry Bill

Midwest Guns can help qualifying Illinois citizens to obtain the necessary permit to carry a concealed handgun and practice smart and responsible firearm ownership.

When the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overruled this Illinois concealed carry ban on the basis that it was unconstitutional, the federal ruling went on to state that Illinois citizens must be allowed to carry firearms, including concealed carry handguns, for self-defence purposes.

It also indicated that Illinois State has until May 2013 to draft a new Illinois concealed carry law. Illinois citizens should expect to see some form of concealed carry laws that will require concealed carry permits by as early as June 2013.

What’s Involved in Concealed Carry Classes

As soon as the new concealed carry law for handguns, pistols and other concealed weapons comes into effect, Midwest Sporting Goods in Lyons (near Chicago) will offer concealed carry classes.

Our full day, 8-hour concealed carry Illinois classes will cover:

  • Handgun Safety
  • Marksmanship
  • Gun Cleaning Laws

The course outline directly relates to the legal and justifiable use of force and includes a live fire course with a minimum of 30 rounds. All students will need to provide their own handgun and factory loaded ammo.

Upon completion of the Illinois concealed carry classes students must pass a written exam and live fire course to obtain their Illinois Concealed Carry permit.

Exact dates and details
of concealed carry course material TBA

Benefits of Concealed Carry Training

Midwest Sporting Goods believes in safe and responsible firearm ownership. Our classes and permits for concealed carry in the United States will teach citizens how to be smart, adept and responsible with their firearms, especially when it comes to protection and self-defense.

Midwest Sporting Goods will teach you how to use your concealed carry weapon in an effective, non-lethal form of self-defence should you need to. Students will better understand the laws related to using their guns and explore appropriate situations to know when to use their weapon to protect against a threat.

Our Illinois concealed carry classes will also address frequent objections to concealed carry such as how to avoid confrontational or lethal situations and how to reduce unintentional shootings.

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Illinois Concealed Carry Classes

Until the new legislation is passed we are unable to give exact details about the times, dates, equipment needed or the cost for concealed carry classes in Illinois so please check back often for ongoing updates to this page.

You can also visit postings on our official Concealed Carry page.

For more information about Illinois concealed carry laws or to speak with our gun experts about our upcoming concealed carry classes near Chicago IL, please contact us.

  Call 708-447-4848 (ext. 8)
  Email Concealed Carry Classes in Illinois

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