If you had no formal training in pistol [see list of accepted training you can claim], you must take 16 hours of training.
The First 8 hours = Basic Pistol
The Second 8 hours = IL CCL
Look for one of each on the Calendar page and the link to the Registration for a 16-hr class.
Renewal of IL CCL
After 5 years, the IL State Police require a 3-hr refresher course, re-fire the qualifying target and reapply on-line
The IL State Police accept prior training:
You must provide documentation of prior training- a certificate of completion or DD214
You may opt out of Basic Pistol.
You may only take the final 8 hours of IL CCL
When choosing your class, choose
IL CCL ONLY
After receiving your training certificate, you will need to apply for your license wit the IL State Police. That is done on their website. This website is where both your FOID and CCL will be managed.
You will need to scan and upload your training certificate and a picture. There is a application fee of $150 at the end of the application to be paid with a Credit or Debit Card.
If you need assistance with the application process, you can make an appointment.
You do not have to qualify with the firearm you intend to carry. You may but, you also may use a good target pistol.
We do not allow on our range:
Please bring a firearm with at least a 4 inch revolver barrel and good sights; 3 inch semi-auto barrel with good sights.
We have target pistols for rent