In Illinois you are required to complete 16 hours of Concealed Carry Training before applying for your Concealed Carry license.

That training must consist of:

  • Firearm safety
  • The basic principles of marksmanship
  • Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm
  • All applicable State and federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm
  • Instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.


Part of that training must also be a live fire exercise with a concealable firearm consisting of: a minimum of 30 rounds, at a B-27 Target.

  • 10 rounds at 5 yards
  • 10 rounds at 7 yards
  • 10 rounds at 10 yards


The State allows 8 of those 16 hours to be an NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course. First you take the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course and then you can start the Guns-N-Such Concealed Carry Course. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is the required training to apply for a concealed carry license in a lot of states. If you would like to add a concealed carry license that is accepted in some of the states that the Illinois concealed carry license is not, or if you ever leave Illinois and want to apply for a CCL in your new state, it is beneficial to have the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting certificate.

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The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

Learn the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude necessary to conceal and carry a firearm for protection of yourself and others. Course includes classroom and range time, learning Illinois' laws surrounding firearms, as well as the practical necessary to begin to concealed carry.

Must have 8 hours of prior training credit (NRA Basic Pistol) before taking this course.

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