*Shield Training Associates will assist any student with applications for their Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) or the Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL) at NO EXTRA CHARGE.

**FOID application can be found —>>>HERE

***FOID is NOT required to take the Illinois Concealed Carry License class.


                Illinois 20-Hour Basic Security Officer Certification

                Illinois 40-Hour Armed Security Officer Certification

All training curriculum will be approved by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations and meet the standards & requirements of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Act of 2004 (225 ILCS 447/)


16-Hours/    For students that have no prior 4 or 8-hours of training that is acceptable to the standards of the Illinois State Police, per the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (430 ILCS 66/75(g), (h), (i), (j))

$125.00 Training Fee + $25.00 Range Fee  = $150.00

8-Hours/    For students possessing 8-hours of prior training that is acceptable to the standards of the Illinois State Police, per the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (430 ILCS 66/75(g), (h), (i), (j))

$100.00 Training Fee + $25.00 Range Fee  = $125.00

3-Hours/   Five year required renewal training.

$75.00 Training Fee + $25.00 Range Fee = $100.00

Complete Listing of Accepted Prior Training —>>>CLICK HERE


8-Hour NRA Basic Pistol Course/   Students will get the NRA’s The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises for the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities. Satisfies the Day 1 requirements for Illinois Concealed Carry License Training.

 $75.00 Training Fee + $25.00 Range Fee = $100.00

4-Hour Family Firearm Safety/  In-home course for the whole family. Perfect for the new gun owner(s) and especially beneficial for families with children. Rules for safe gun handling. Identifying and unloading different firearms. Practical exercises in safe gun handling. Types of ammunition; cleaning and storage of firearms. Remove that childhood curiosity.

 $75.00 Training Fee. Range fees of $25.00 per person will apply if range time is requested.

8-Hour Defensive Tactics for Women/    Defensive tactics for in & out of the home with & without a firearm. Disable an attacker quickly to gain time and space either for escape or further action.

$100.00 Training Fee + $25.00 Range Fee = $125.00

8-Hours Advance Firearm Tactics/   Cover & Concealment. Shooting from behind barricades. Shooting on the move. Tactical Reloading. Much more.

$125.00 Training Fee + $25.00 Range Fee = $150.00

8-Hours Aftermath/    (Shield Training exclusive…No other company offers this type of training) The physical & psychological effects of being involved in a shooting incident can be traumatic. This class will focus on de-escalation & preparing for law enforcement’s arrival. How to respond to questions by law enforcement. Effects on the mind & body. Legal defense issues. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

$100 Training Fee

*Training classes are available on weekdays and weekends. Once you begin the Illinois Conceal Carry License Training, you have 30-days to complete the training. This allows for classes to be spread across several weeks to assist students with scheduling issues.

**One on one training is available.

***Private or corporate groups consisting of five or more can have the classroom portion of training done at a location of their choice.

****ALL firing range training is done at Article II Range in Lombard, IL unless other arrangements are made.





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