Obtaining your Illinois Concealed Carry License
(Applications will be accepted by the State of Illinois starting in January of 2014)
1. Obtain an Illinois Firearm Owners ID card (FOID)
application can be downloaded at: isp.state.il.us
2. be fingerprinted
3. complete 16-hour approved firearm training course**
4. submit application to the Illinois State Police with fee (application can be found at the Illinois State Police website)
* electronic finger print vendors are the fastest way to satisfy this part of the application process. If you submit a physical set of prints, the approval process can be extended by months
** prior training credit or military service can reduce the 16-hour requirement. (Illinois Hunter Safety course certificate, NRA basic pistol certificate, etc.) Call us for detailed information.
Sign-up now to secure your seat in our next course.
AMRI's Administrative Staff can assist you with the application process.