Illinois Concealed Carry Firearm Permit Class

To schedule:

1: Call (708) 447-4848
2: Or come in person anytime during business hours.

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.
Must give 5 days notice to cancel or reschedule, otherwise $20.00 of your deposit will be consumed.

Add on Utah class for $50.00
This includes fingerprints, photo, and application
You will need to stay an additional 2 hours on the first day of class.
Utah classes taken without our Illinois Conceal Carry class are $75.00.

Illinois’ Permit is honored in 24 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin

Utah permit adds on the following 10 states:
Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

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.

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 for 8 hour class)

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.

Each Student must provide the following:

1. Firearm
A) If you do not have a firearm, one may be provided to you.
C) NO magnum calibers allowed.
D) 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.
E) Firearm must be cased and unloaded.
F) 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.
C) If you are using our firearm, we will provide a holster to you, but you must wear a belt.

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(s).  Check the website to see the list of credited classes.

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. CancellationPolicy-
Must give 5 days notice to cancel or reschedule; otherwise $20.00 of your fee will be consumed.

The day of your class:
Please park in the farthest end of the lot East of Midwest (between Midwest and 7-eleven) just past the dumpster.

16 hour class

Day 1: Please bring FOID card, firearm, concealment holster, and concealment clothing.

Day 2: Please bring items from Day 1 and also: 100 rounds of ammunition (no hollow points), hearing and eye protection.

8 hour class

Will be done entirely in one day.

Please bring FOID card, firearm, 100 rounds of ammunition (no hollow points), hearing and eye protection, concealment holster, and concealment clothing, credited class proof; along with a copy for the instructor to keep on file.


Fingerprints (optional):
There will be a company doing fingerprints during 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 call this number to schedule an appointment:

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 


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

Call 708-447-4848 (ext. 8)
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