The Illinois Concealed Carry Certificate program provides students with the detailed instruction needed to carry, care for, and use a concealed weapon.
The course will instruct students on the types of situations in which it may be appropriate to use a handgun. Pistol and ammunition nomenclature will be a focus of study, too. Students also will learn best practices for handgun safety, cleaning and maintenance. This course will teach the skills associated with properly loading, unloading, and shooting a handgun. These shooting techniques include proper breathing, isometric tension, and sight alignment. Finally, students will synthesize the skills they have learned with dry firing practice and time at the gun range. This course will bring students up to date on local, state and federal concealed carry laws. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate showing that you have met the training requirements necessary to apply for the Illinois Conceal and Carry license. Classes are limited to 28 students, so early registration is recommended.
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This course is taught by experienced AGB professionals at our state-of-the-art training center at 7445 S. Western Ave. in Chicago. The course length is approximately 16 clock hours over three days and includes time at a nearby gun range.
To receive a Concealed Carry license in the state of Illinois, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- be at least 21 years of age
- complete Concealed Carry firearms training, such as this course with the AGB Institute.
- possess a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card or meet the requirements to apply for a FOID card.
- have no violations under Sec. 25 of the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.