Illinois Concealed Carry Prior Training Credit

Below is a list of training courses acceptable to satisfy the prior training requirements, consistent with Sections 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 credit as listed. Once this credit is combined with additional training hours provided by the instructor, the approved ILCCF Instructor will certify the 16-hours were met. Approved ILCCF Instructors should inform applicants how much credit they will receive for their prior training and remind them the prior training certificates must be submitted with the ILCCF Training Certificate when they apply. This list will be updated as additional courses are submitted and approved by the Department.

Course Title Acceptable Credit:

4 Hour Credit

Saves $41
8 Hour Credit

Saves $70
Illinois Hunter Safety Course
Utah Concealed Carry
Florida Concealed Carry
Nevada Concealed Carry
Missouri Concealed Carry
Kentucky Concealed Carry
Michigan Concealed Carry
Chicago Firearms Safety Course
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection in the Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
United States Armed Forces*
Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer Firearms Training**
*United States Armed Forces

“United States Armed Forces” shall, for purposes of Section 75 of the Act, include all branches of the U.S. Military (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy), as well as the Federal Reserve Components (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) and National Guard (Army and Air).

**Prior Law Enforcement Training as detailed in 430 ILCS 66/75(J)

The required documentation is a letter from their former department on department letterhead stating:

  1. They have completed the State of Illinois 40hr police firearm course
  2. They left the department on good terms

Must be signed with the printed name, position and contact information of the person signing.

Training credits do not apply to the 2nd half of the 16 hour class, everyone must take the last 8 hours of the class:

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.”