Requirements

 

The Illinois Concealed Carry License applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid FOID card (if an Illinois resident)
  • Have not been convicted or found guilty in Illinois or any other state of:
  • A misdemeanor involving the use or threat of physical force or violence to any person within the last 5 years
  • 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, within the last 5 years
  • Not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution, or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification
  • Not have been in residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the last 5 years
  • Not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution, or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification
  • Submit a completed Concealed Carry License application
  • Successfully complete 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.
  • Some previous classes will be accepted up to a maximum of 8hrs toward the 16 hours required.
  • Active or honorably discharged military can qualify for 8 hours of the 16 hours required.
  • In order to pass the range certification, you must hit the scoring area of a B27 target with 70% of 30 rounds from 5 yards, 7 yards and 10 yards.