|The 16 hour course is required for individuals who have no prior course
work credit as listed on the FAQ page. For most individuals, this required
course is the first step to obtain your Concealed Carry License (CCL).
What the 16 hour full course will cover:
State and Federal laws related to the ownership, storage, transport and
carrying of a firearm.
Ammunition identification and selection
Safety and cleaning protocols
Loading and unloading
Appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while
transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
Instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exemption.
The FOID act
Relevant portions of IL-CCW including but not limited to:
- 720 ILCS 5/71. Use of force in defense of a person.
- 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling.
- 720 ILCS 5/7-3 Use of force in defense of other property.
- 720 ILCS 24/1 Unlawful use of Weapons.
Live fire qualification instruction
For your first class visit to IPAC, bring your identification and payment
only. For your second class visit to IPAC, you are invited to bring your
unloaded firearm (no ammunition allowed) for training purposes. If you do
not have a firearm, you may use one of our models at no additional charge.
Under no circumstances will ammunition of any type or kind be allowed
during the classroom portion of the course. Violation of this rule will be
grounds for immediate dismissal and forfeit of all fees paid.
A combined 70% accuracy rate is required for a passing grade in the live
If a passing grade is not obtained on the first attempt, this phase of the
qualification may be reattempted, up to 2 additional times. Additional
ammunition expense will be incurred.
If you bring your firearm, please come to the range with your firearm
unloaded, locked in its case, with ammunition carried separately. Please
note, however, that not all calibers may be available so you are strongly
encouraged to bring ammunition with you for your firearm. Firearms can be
provided along with ammunition.
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Start any scheduled day at 10AM. Pease contact us at 847-975-4355 and we will be happy to speak with you if you have any questions. You can stop by at our Higgins Ave address, as we are open 7 days a week at 10AM and walk-ins are welcome. Our doors open 5 minutes prior. We are conveniently located near the CTA blue line with easy access to public transportation. We are 2 minutes from the Northwest Suburbs and there is plenty of free street parking. Classes are held daily, but they fill up quickly, so give us a call or stop by today!