Approved curriculum is ready for use and available for all skills
required by the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, such as
firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning,
loading and unloading of a concealable firearm; transportation of a
firearm; and instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction
with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed
firearm. Approved instructors with access to approved curriculum may
begin instruction immediately.
The department has also updated its approved
firearms instructor registry, which includes a wide range of
instructors who have met all eligibility guidelines and
requirements. A significant number of firearms instructor
applications received were either incomplete or contained errors.
Letters have been sent to affected instructor applicants for
correction. These applications will be processed further upon
receipt of the requested information.
Approved instructors will receive a packet containing
instructions outlining their responsibilities for the training under
the act. This packet will also contain a "Certificate of Completion"
form that instructors will issue to class attendees upon successful
completion of training.
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Training based on approved curriculum may begin immediately.
License applications for concealed carry will be available by Jan.
The Illinois State Police regularly updates its concealed carry
FAQs with information regarding the Illinois concealed carry
process. Updates are available at:
[Text from file received from the
Illinois State Police]