course is designed to satisfy the requirements to
obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit. The
course consists of both classroom work and range
work. Students will be required to successfully
complete the course and pass both a written
examination and a practical range proficiency test.
Students must read, write and understand English and
be able to follow all of the directions given by the
Course attendees must pass a practical proficiency test on the firing range, scoring no less than 70% with a minimum of 30 rounds, fired at distances of 5 yards, 7 yards, and 10 yards, in addition to the classroom portion, in order to be certified as having completed the course. Upon course completion of the full (16) hour program, the course attendee will receive a "Certificate of Course Completion".
The State of Illinois requires combined firearms training of 16 hours in order for an individual to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit.
Chicago Firearm Training has divided the (16) hour training program into two segments, each done on a separate day. Individuals need to take the entire (16) hour program on either to Saturdays in a row, or they can take a four (4) day night course at four (4) hours per night. This is usually MON - TUE - WED - THU from 6PM to 10PM.
Prospective students must arrive for class promptly; students that arrive for the class after the class begins will not be given admittance and will need to re-schedule for a different course date.
Upon successful completion of the entire program, students will receive a "Certificate of Course Completion" signed by the Firearm Instructor. This certificate is proof of successful completion of the course. A copy of the certificate is to accompany the students application for a concealed carry permit.
To attend this course you must be:
Bring To Class On Day 1 (Classroom Instruction Only):
Bring To Class On Day 2
(Classroom & Range Instruction): (if you do not have
Transporting Your Firearm
Students are to bring their unloaded and secured firearms to class. Ensure that you have your valid "Firearm Owner Identification Card" in your possession. No live ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Double-check and ensure that your firearm is unloaded and secure prior to transporting it.
In order to
legally transport your firearm, it must be
completely unloaded and in the case. The cased
firearm and boxed ammunition must be locked in the
trunk of your vehicle or, if in an SUV, placed in a
locked container in the rearmost section of your
The State of Illinois allows licensed fingerprint vendors to conduct fingerprinting services for the Illinois Concealed Carry Permit. The state-licensed firm will be on-site to conduct live-scan fingerprinting for applicants. The technicians will be on-site to provide this service to Chicago Firearm Training student-applicants only. Students must have a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card and a State ID Card or Driver's License. The live scan service will charge approximately $65.00 per scan.
All students will be expected to follow the instructions of the instructors and staff during the administration of the course. Firearms safety rules will be reviewed with each student, as well as the Academy rules that apply to all students, regardless of course. Any student that fails to follow the instructions of the instructor or staff, or is otherwise disruptive of class, will immediately be removed from the class.
Students will need to bring a hat with a bill (baseball-type hat) to wear at the range. Eye and ear protection will be provided at the range for students who do not have their own.
Range Fees & Operations
Upon completion of the classroom portion of the course, students will travel to a designated range in the north/western suburbs (determined by date of the class) for the live-fire portion of the course.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from the range facility. The range facility is a public range, and other shooters will also be using the range.
Instructors will inspect your firearm for proper function and maintenance. No student will be allowed to use any firearm deemed unsafe by an instructor, range officer or armorer. Firearms will be available for use for students who do not bring their own. An additional fee will be charged.
It is important that the student listen carefully to the instructions given by the instructor(s) and range safety officers. Any individual that engages in unsafe behavior or refuses to listen to the staff instructor(s) will immediately be ejected from the range and the course. No refund will be issued.
Important Registration Information:
Prospective students for this course must register online for the specific class date they wish to attend. This will allow the academy to ensure seating and class materials for every student. Registration for classes will close the week prior to the beginning of the class. Only students that register online will have a seat reserved for that class.
is to hold a reserved seat for a student in a
specific class, and is not refundable. If a student
is unable to attend a course date, the tuition paid
may be credited to a different class date or
5. Concealed Carry on the street and in the home
6. Illinois laws and use of deadly force
I Have A Chicago Firearm Permit. How Will This Concealed Carry Law Affect That?
The “Firearm Concealed Carry Act”, once signed into law, will eliminate all city and county handgun ordinances and laws. Laws affecting handgun types, handgun magazines, handgun ammunition and all regulation, licensing, ownership and such regarding handguns at the local level, will be eliminated. This only affects handguns and NOT shotguns or rifles.
What Are The Qualifications For A License?
The Department shall issue a license to an applicant completing an application in accordance with Section 30 of this Act if the person:
Will Our CCW Permit Have Reciprocity or Recognition?
Illinois CCW Permit holders will not have reciprocity with any other states until and unless our Attorney General enters into such written agreements. That may be a year or more in our future.
Recognition of the Illinois CCW Permit by other states is based upon the state that is extending it. Illinois CCW Permit holders will be able to carry in other states that have such a law on their books which generally recognizes any lawfully issued concealed carry permit from any other state.
Where Will I Not Be Able To Carry My Firearm?
A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:
What About Private Property?
The owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in accordance with the law indicating that firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property is a private residence.
What Is This “Safe Harbor” I Heard About?
Notwithstanding other sections of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, any licensee prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm into the parking area of a prohibited location specified in the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall be permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area.
A licensee may carry a concealed firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the vehicle's trunk, provided the licensee ensures the concealed firearm is unloaded prior to exiting the vehicle. For purposes of this subsection, "case" includes a glove compartment or console that completely encloses the concealed firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the vehicle, or a firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container.
A licensee shall not be in violation of this Section while he or she is traveling along a public right of way that touches or crosses any of the premises prohibited under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act if the concealed firearm is carried on his or her person in accordance with the provisions of this Act or is being transported in a vehicle by the licensee in accordance with all other applicable provisions of law.
How Will I Know An Area Is Prohibited?
Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property, unless the building or premises is a private residence. Signs shall be of a uniform design as established by the Department and shall be 4 inches by 6 inches in size.
ALL CLASSES HELD AT:
PARK RIDGE, IL LOCATION!
ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO PRICE CHANGE AND/OR CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE
NO REFUNDS – CREDIT FOR FUTURE CLASSES ONLY – NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
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