The Department will recognize up to 8 hours of training already completed toward the 16-hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (g) of the Act.
Listed below are the training courses currently acceptable to satisfy the prior training requirements, consistent with Section 75(g) and (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 the hours of credit as listed. Once this prior credit is combined with the additional training hours provided by the instructor, the ILCCF Instructor will certify the 16-hour training requirement was met. ILCCF Instructors will inform applicants how much credit they will receive for their prior training and remind applicants the prior training certificates must be submitted with the ILCCF Training Certificate when they apply. This list may be updated as additional courses are submitted for review and approved by the Department. Prior training credit from multiple approved courses may be combined to equal up to 8 hours. A maximum of 8 hours of prior Department accepted training may be credited.
*Illinois Hunter Safety Course – 4 hours
*Utah Concealed Carry Training – 4 hours
*Florida Concealed Carry Training – 4 hours
*Nevada Concealed Carry Training – 4 hours
*Missouri Concealed Carry Training – 4 hours
*Kentucky Concealed Carry Training – 4 hours
*Michigan Concealed Carry Training – 4 hours
*Chicago Firearms Safety Course – 4 hours
*NRA Basic Pistol Course – 8 hours
*NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course – 8 hours
*NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course – 8 hours
*Active, Retired, or Honorably Discharged member Of the United States Armed Forces – 8 hours
*Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer Firearms Training as detailed in 430 ILCS 66/75(j) – 8 hours
Per the Act, Section 75(g) “Any remaining hours that the applicant completes must at least cover the classroom subject matter of paragraph (4) of subsection (b) of this Section and the range qualification in subsection (c) of this section.
For training completed to satisfy an out-of-state permit, the applicant must provide evidence of the underlying training course.
To submit training for review and possible acceptance by the Department, mail the following items to: Illinois State Police, ILCCF Prior Credit, Post Office Box 19333, Springfield, Illinois 62794.
* Completed notarized Training Credit Application (attached below),
* Basic course outline of the training submitted