For more gun-savvy Illinois citizens with prior firearm training, we offer an expedited Illinois concealed carry certification course.  Bypassing the basic pistol essentials covered in the complete course, this 8-hour express concealed carry class, focuses exclusively on Illinois concealed carry laws and how they apply to you

8-hour Concealed Carry Course: Advanced and Expert Level

Getting Your IL Concealed Carry Permit

Our 8 hour class offers the perfect mix of expertise, hands-on training, and industry leading firearm safety instructors.  Your successful completion of our Illinois State-approved course, entitles you to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry permit.

Leading-edge Concealed Carry Education

Happy StudentsThe law which makes it possible for Illinois citizens to carry concealed weapons responsibly is incredibly complex and open to scrutiny and attack from all sides of the opposition. By staying up-to-the-minute on all pending and current Illinois gun laws, we bring the most current and reliable information, into each and every concealed carry class.

Approved & Banned Carry Locations

The responsible citizen will need to be well-versed in the regulations that determine when and where a person may carry, and when carrying a concealed weapon is strictly-forbidden.  As one of the core sections of our 8-hour course, this popular section provides a thorough yet easily-retained overview, of places where it is permitted to carry a concealed firearm.

Real-world Scenario Firearm Simulation Training

Being able to pass a series of written tests alone won’t keep you safe in a life or death situation.  As part of our 12-hour express concealed-carry course, students will be presented with a variety of real-world situations, to hone in and sharpen their ability to react properly and swiftly.

Highly-Respected Firearm Instructors

Our instructors are the very top in their field, the majority of whom come to us from the military and police. All Concealed Carry of Illinois instructors have a minimum of twenty years of firearm certification experience, and are fully licensed to teach at the state certification level.

Class Materials & Targets

As with our complete 16-hour concealed carry course, citizens who attend our 12-hour class will receive targets, educational literature and other essential class materials.

Registration Dates Below ($125/person)




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