National association of certified firearms instructors

Permit to Carry-Illinois


September 30, 2013

Below is a list of training courses acceptable to satisfy the prior training requirements, consistent with section 75(i) of the Act, and the appropriate credit to be applied for each.  It is the responsibility of the instructor to verify successful completion of prior training  and apply credit as listed.  Once this credit is combined with additional training hours provided by the instructor, the approved ILCCF Instructor will certify the 16-hours were met.  Approved ILCCF Instructors should inform applicants how much credit they will receive for their prior training and remind them the prior training certificates must be submitted with the ILCCF Training Certificate when they apply. This list will be updated as additional courses are submitted and approved by the Department.

Course Title                                                                                                   Acceptable Credit

Illinois Hunter Safety Course                                                                               4 hours

Utah Concealed Carry                                                                                           4 hours

Florida Concealed Carry                                                                                       4 hours

Nevada Concealed Carry                                                                                      4 hours

Missouri Concealed Carry                                                                                    4 hours

Kentucky Concealed Carry                                                                                   4 hours

Michigan Concealed Carry                                                                                    4 hours

Chicago Firearms Safety Course                                                                         4 hours

NRA Basic Pistol                                                                                                       8 hours

NRA Personal Protection in the Home                                                                8 hours

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home                                                     8 hours

Active,retired, and honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces      8 hours

**Acceptable prior training credit is capped at 8 hours, for example, you cannot add 4 hours from a Utah class to 8 hours as an honorably discharged veteran for a total of 12 hours of prior training.An applicant must still take the second 8 hours, the Illinois Concealed Carry class and qualify on the range, to fulfill the 16 hour total.