Prior Training Verification Document

The Department will recognize up to 8 hours of training already completed toward the 16-hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (g) of the Act.

Listed below are training courses currently 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 the hours of credit as listed. Once this prior credit is combined with the additional training hours provided by the instructor, the ILCCF Instructor will certify the 16-hour training requirement was met. ILCCF Instructors will inform applicants how much credit they will receive for their prior training and remind applicants the prior training certificates must be submitted with the ILCCF Training Certificate when they apply. This list may be updated as additional courses are submitted for review and approved by the Department. Prior training credit from multiple approved courses may be combined to equal up to 8 hours. A maximum of 8 hours of prior Department accepted training may be credited.

Course Title Acceptable Credit
Illinois Hunter Safety Course

4 hours

Utah Concealed Carry Training

4 hours

Florida Concealed Carry Training

4 hours
Nevada Concealed Carry Training

4 hours

Missouri Concealed Carry Training

4 hours

Kentucky Concealed Carry Training

4 hours

Michigan Concealed Carry Training

4 hours

Chicago Firearms Safety Course

4 hours

NRA Basic Pistol Course

8 hours

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course

8 hours

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course

8 hours

Active, Retired, or Honorably Discharged member of the United States Armed Forces

8 hours

Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer Firearms Training as detailed in 430 ILCS 66/75(J)

8 hours


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."

For training completed to satisfy an out-of-state permit, the applicant must provide evidence or the underlying training course.

To submit training for review and possible acceptance by the Department, mail the following items to: Illinois State Police, ILCCF Prior Credit, Post Office Box 19333, Springfield, Illinois 62794.

  • Completed, notarized Training Credit Application attached below,
  • Basic course outline of the training submitted.

To print the following form, select THIS LINK, then follow the instructions. The PRINT icon is on the top right of the page. You will have to have this form notarized.

Prior Training Verification Document

To complete this application, you must verify which components of the requirements set forth in the Act, Section 75, your prior training meets by placing your initials next to those components. You must provide a complete course outline and instructional notes and written documentation giving official recognition to the training course.

Initial in the box provided next to each component of required training your prior course provided.

     1.    Firearm safety;

                       a.    4 basic firearm handling safety rules

                       b.    Home storage

                       c.    Vehicle storage

                       d     Public storage

     2.    The basic principles of marksmanship;

                       a.   Stance

                       b.    Grip

                       c.    Sight Alignment

                       d.    Sight Picture, and

                       e.    Trigger Control

     3. Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm;

                       a.    Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc.

                       b.    Ammunition identification and selection

                       c.    Safety and cleaning protocols

                       d.   Cleaning equipment

                       e.    Loading and unloading

Signature Certification:  My signature authorizes hte Illinois State Police to verify answers given with any government or private entity authorized to hold records relevant to my citizenship, criminal history, and mental health treatment or history; to use the digital photo, demographic information and signature from my Illinois Driver's License or State Identification to create my approved Conceal Carry document; and to share my information as described in the Warning contained herein., Under penalties of perjury, I certify I have examined all the information provided for my application or renewal and, to the best of my knowledge, it is true, correct, and complete.



Subscribed and sworn to before me this:                       day of


Notary public