Concealed Carry Training & Renewal
If you are concerned about safety, you can protect yourself by carrying a concealed firearm in any state of the United States. A Concealed Carry License (CCL) is required, and the process for issuing the permit varies by state. Here in Illinois, you must successfully complete a safety training course before you can receive a CCL. That permit is good for 5 years, and additional training is required to renew it.
AGB is a certified and experienced provider of Concealed Carry Training in Illinois. Our classes are taught in Chicago by NRA-trained instructors at the AGB Institute. Our curriculum covers all the tactical and legal information required by Illinois state law.
Need to renew your concealed carry permit?
Course Schedule and Fee
AGB’s Concealed Carry Training course is 16 hours long and is usually taught over a weekend, with a full day of class on Saturday and Sunday. (Weekday and evening classes are available upon request.) The course fee is $150.00 per student and it includes time at a gun range. Classes are limited to 30 students and fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.
Before You Register
To take our Concealed Carry Training class, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Possess a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card (FOID) and bring it to first day of class.
- Possess a valid State ID, Driver’s License, or Resident Alien Card and bring it to first day of class.
- NOT be prohibited by state or federal law from legally possessing a firearm.
- Be physically capable of safely and effectively operating a firearm.
- Own a handgun and a compatible concealment holster.
- Do NOT bring your firearm with live ammunition to class!
Fingerprinting for Illinois CCW Permit
Fingerprinting is recommended for an Illinois Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permit. AGB is a State of Illinois licensed fingerprint vendor and will conduct fingerprinting, on site, on the last day of class. Students must present a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card and a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License. Fingerprinting service is $60.00.
Concealed Carry Training Information
Our course follows Illinois’ Initial Firearms Curriculum, and the syllabus will cover these topics in detail:
- Use of Force
- Handgun Safety
- Pistol Nomenclature
- Cleaning and Maintenance
- Nomenclature of Ammunition
- Loading & Unloading
- Shooting Fundamentals
- Isometric Tension
- Breathing Technique
- Sight Alignment/Picture
- Trigger Control
- Dry Firing Practice
Upon successful completion of the course, paperwork will be submitted for students to receive their Illinois Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permit., which lasts for five years. Students may visit the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau to learn more about the CCW permit process and to check the status of an application.
Students are expected to follow the trainer’s directions throughout the course. Any student who fails to follow the instructions or engages in unsafe behavior will be removed, and no refund will be issued.
Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the gun range on that day of the course. They also should wear a baseball cap or another hat with a bill at the range. Eye and ear protection will be provided for students who do not have their own.
Instructors will inspect all firearms used in the course for proper function and maintenance. No student will be allowed to operate any firearm deemed unsafe by an instructor, range officer or armorer.
Illinois CCW Reciprocity
If you have an Illinois Concealed Carry permit, you can legally wear your concealed firearm in the states shown in blue.
“I went to AGB to take the Concealed Carry 16-hour course. The staff was very friendly, nice and professional. My two instructors Darryl and Steve Griffin were very helpful and informative. I would recommend them to all of my friends and family.”