Illinois Concealed Carry
Effective July 9, 2013, Public Act 98-63, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law (430 ILCS 66), which requires an Illinois Concealed Carry License in order to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois. This excludes current peace officers and retired police officers eligible under a federally approved retired officer concealed carry program such as the Illinois Retired Officer Concealed Carry (IROCC) Program.
The Firearms Concealed Carry Act requires that applicants must successfully complete 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.
The Illinois State Police will make applications available to the public by January 5, 2014. The ISP intends to have applications available on the following website – http://www.isp.state.il.us/.
For more information regarding Illinois Concealed Carry, please visit http://www.isp.state.il.us/ or call (217)782-7980.