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Concealed Carry Classes

Hours of operation

M-F: 11am-4pm | Sat 11am-4pm | Sun 1pm-4pm


6127 South University AVE STE 1101, Chicago, IL 60637





For Illinois State Police FAQ Click “HERE

Am I eligible for a FOID card?
  • I have not been convicted of any Felony under the laws of this or any other jurisdiction.
  • I have not been adjudicated as a mental defective.
  • I have not been a patient in a mental institution or any part of a medical facility for the treatment of mental illness within the past 5 years.
  • I am not intellectually disabled or developmentally disabled.
  • I have not within the past year (preceding the date of this application) used or been addicted to any controlled substance or narcotics in violation of state or federal law.
  • I am not subject of an existing Order of Protection or a No Contact/No Stalking Order.
  • I have not within the past 5 years been convicted of battery, assault, aggravated assault, violation of an order of protection, or a substantially similar offense in which a firearm was used or possessed.
  • I have not been convicted of domestic battery (felony or misdemeanor), aggravated domestic battery or a substantially similar offense.
  • I have not been adjudicated by a court as a mental defective or ordered by a court, board or authorized entity to in-patient or out-patient mental health treatment.
  • I am not a non-citizen who is unlawfully present in the United States.
  • I have not within the past year failed a drug test for a drug for which I did not have a prescription.
  • I have not been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • I have never renounced my citizenship as a citizen of the United States.
  • I have never been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
  • I am not a fugitive from justice.
What is a FOID card?

The FOID Card was created in 1968, by the Firearm Owner’s Identification Act (430 ILCS 65), as part of a public safety initiative in the State of Illinois to identify those persons eligible to possess and acquire firearms and firearm ammunition. The FOID card is NOT a “conceal and carry” card.

How to apply for a FOID?

Apply for a FOID card by visiting the ISP Firearms Services Bureau website and clicking on the yellow “Enter” button. Next, if you do not already have a web user account (User ID and password), click “Register Now” where you see “New User” in red. The following presentation provides a quick overview of the FOID Application Process.

What do I need to complete my FOID application?

You will need to provide your full name, date of birth, street address of residence, Driver’s License or Identification Card number, and a color photograph. You should have all these things available, along with a credit card, debit card or electronic check before you start the application process, whether using the online process or the alternative call-in method.

Am I eligible for a CCL license?
  • I am at least 21 years old.
  • I have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.
  • I have not been convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within the past 5 years.
  • I do not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compounds within the past 5 years.
  • I am not subject to a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm.
  • I have not been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years.
  • You may be eligible if you satisfy the above and no objections are filed by law enforcement.
  • ISP FOID/CCL click “HERE
How much does a CCL license cost?

$150 for Illinois residents and $300 for out-of-state residents. The ISP uses Illinois ePay. Illinois ePay applies a 2.25% service fee, or a minimum of $1.00 for credit cards or $.50 for an Electronic Funds Transfer.

Where do I go to apply for my CCL?

Do you offer application assistance?

Yes, the price for assistance is $30.00. We can complete the application in office or online.