Illinois State Police announce official concealed carry website in
advance of application process
provide public with digital ID & fingerprint accessibility in
preparation for Jan. 5 application
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[December 16, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State
Police launched a website on Thursday to provide the public with
information regarding the concealed carry application process.
The Concealed Carry License website is being launched in advance of
the Jan. 5 application posting date to provide citizens with
additional information that will assist with eligibility
requirements, application fees, training requirements, official
forms, information for firearms instructors and FAQs.
feature contained within the website includes information on how to
access and obtain an Illinois digital identification and electronic
fingerprinting prior to Jan. 5. Applicants can visit the website and
check under the "New
Applicants – Checklist prior to applying" for links to obtain a
digital ID and find electronic fingerprinting locations.
Applicants can obtain their digital ID through the Illinois
Department of Central Management Services website. They will need
this ID when the electronic concealed carry application becomes
available on Jan. 5. The electronic application will require an
electronic signature prior to submission.
Fingerprints are not required for the application; however,
background checks will be expedited for those individuals who submit
fingerprints. The CCL website includes a
list of licensed Live Scan vendors to help applicants locate the
more than 60 licensed Live Scan vendors across the state and their
multiple locations. Applicants will receive a transaction control
number, or TCN, from the licensed Live Scan vendor at the time of
fingerprinting and must retain that TCN to complete the application.
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The CCL website is designed to provide a user-friendly portal to
ease and expedite the application process with as much information
as possible in advance of Jan. 5.
The new website address can be accessed at
The ISP will continue to regularly update the concealed carry
on the new website with information regarding the Illinois concealed
[Text from file received from the
Illinois State Police]