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Illinois Concealed Carry License Class


Course Description:

This class is specifically designed to qualify students to obtain the Illinois Concealed Carry License. The Illinois State Police requires 16-Hours of training. At ICCTA, we offer the 16-Hour course in four, 4-Hour “Modules.”


Modules do not have to be taken in order, except for Module #3 and Module #4. Although some of our students prefer to take the classes in progression, this is only required for Modules 3 & 4.


Module #1: Covers State and Federal Laws All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm.


1. With emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.


2. With emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.


3. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.


4. Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to


5. 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**


6. 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**


7. 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**


8. 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons**


** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.


Module #2: Covers Firearm Safety

4 basic firearm handling safety rules

Home storage

Vehicle storage

Public Storage

Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm

Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc.

Ammunition identification and selection

Safety and cleaning protocols

Cleaning equipment


Module #3: Covers Firearms Principles


a. Basic principles of marksmanship

b. Stance

c. Grip

d. Firearm draw from concealment

e. Sight Alignment

f. Sight Picture

g. Trigger Control

h. Loading & Unloading


Module #4: Range


1. Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals

2. Dry fire practice drills from concealment.

3. Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals

4. Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards on a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police. (See

* The Department will accept up to 8 hours of in-person training already completed toward the 16 hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (i) [training course must be approved by the ISP] of the Act provided those 8 hours cover the classroom and range subject matter of Module #2 and Module #3. The additional 8 hours of training required by Sections 75 (g) and (i) of the Act will be comprised of Module #1 and Module #4. You must bring a certificate of completion from a previous class or Form DD214.) Module #1 and Module #4 are required by EVERYONE.


Course Fee:


(Please call to for available group discounts)


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