1211-B Deer Street
Yorkville, IL 60560   630.364.8850

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All classes need to be prepaid

Illinois Concealed Carry

The Illinois Concealed Carry Class is open to law abiding U.S. Citizens who are at least 21 years of age and wish to carry a concealed handgun for their personal or family’s safety. In this course, you will gain the required knowledge of handgun safety, along with learning about responsible carry and how to gain the needed proficiency skills with a firearm. Also there will be instruction on the laws and the obligations of the concealed handgun carrier. Upon the successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the Firearms Safety Academy which will be needed to apply for a Concealed Carry Handgun Permit with the Illinois State Police.

This Permit class will be a minimum of sixteen hours as required by the State of Illinois, there will 8 hours credit for some prior training yet to be determined. (This training will require documented proof)


* IL State Law relating to the use of lethal and deadly force.
* When can/can’t use justified self defense.
* Handgun safety.
* Proper cleaning and storage of handguns with an emphasis on storage practices       that reduce the possibility of accidental injury to a child.
*Loading and unloading your firearm along with accurate shot placement.
* Prohibited carry locations as a IL CCW permit holder.
* Proper selection of a concealed handgun and carry options.
* Instruction on where and how to apply and the related documents for a permit.
* This course combines classroom and live fire range time.
***The above course outline is subject to change based on ISP final requirements.***

Course attendees must pass a practical proficiency test on the firing range, scoring no less than 70% with a minimum of 30 rounds, fired at distances of 5 yards, 7 yards, and 10 yards.
***NOTE: The above lesson plan is subject to change depending on ISP guidelines. ***
Included in the cost of the course are targets, and other materials required when applying for permit.

You need to bring:

A handgun along with at least 250 rounds of ammunition  along with strong side holster designed for your firearm that covers the trigger (no shoulder, small of the back or pocket holster allowed) and two extra magazines or speed loaders, hearing and eye protection.
A valid and correct IL Drivers License and FOID card must be presented during class. Students completing this course will receive a certificate in addition to printed materials useful for future reference.

Before attending any class please note these important rules:

Never bring a loaded firearm into the classroom
please leave the ammunition in your vehicle and be sure to unload the gun and magazine before coming to class.
Never bring ammunition into the class room!!

For a schedule of classes please see our Calendar of Events.



             Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to make a class:
You must inform us via email at least 72 hours in advance. Please email: and put the subject as “CANCELING A CLASS”. Please make sure to include: your full name, phone number, and the class date you are scheduled for. You will be charged a 25% cancellation fee. No Exceptions.

If you need to reschedule a class: You must inform us via email at least 72 hours in advance. Please email: and put the subject as “RESCHEDULING A CLASS”. Please include: your full name, phone number and the date of the class you were originally scheduled for as well as the date of the class you would like to switch into. You must check this website and make sure it is a date that has open spots. There is no additional charge.

Outside of emailing us 72 hours in advance, No-Shows will be charged the Full Conceal Carry Course Price, No Exceptions.


Your instructor is REQUIRED by the State to get a copy your credits you will not be issued a certificate until they are.

Certified Illinois Concealed Carry Licensed Instructor
Certified State of Illinois 40 hour Firearms Instructor
Intuitive Sighted Fire Instructor Seminar
The Law of Self Defense Seminar 
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Defensive Pistol
NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Certified Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor
NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program
Distinguished Expert Handgun
FFL Dealer
30 years Law Enforcement

Firearms Safety Academy, Inc.
1211-B Deer Street
Yorkville, IL 60560 US

Phone: 630-364-8850  email: