Illinois Central College will offer concealed carry training beginning in January 2014. Completion of the course which includes both classroom and range instruction and training will qualify individuals for an Illinois concealed carry permit.
The 16-hour firearms training includes firearm safety, basic principles of marksmanship, care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm, as well as state and federal laws related to firearms, and weapon handling and qualification. Classes will be held in Hickory Hall at the ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria, and at an off-site range.
Classroom Dates Range Dates
5:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 22-24 Monday, January 27*
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 Monday, February 3*
5:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14 Monday, February 17*
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 1-2 Monday, March 3*
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 22-23 Monday, March 24*
5:30-9:30 p.m. April 9-11 Monday, April 14*
5:30-9:30 p.m. May 7-9 Monday, May 12*
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 31, June 1 Monday, June 2*
*Range times will be from noon-4 p.m. or 5–9 p.m. on Mondays. Specific times will be assigned during class.
To be eligible for the class, you must have a valid Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card. Up to eight hours of already-completed, in-person training may be accepted toward the 16-hour training requirement for: NRA Basic Pistol (eight hours); NRA Personal Protection in the Home (eight hours); NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (eight hours); and Active, Retired, or Honorably Discharged member of the U.S. Armed Forces (eight hours). Four-hour training credits and out-of-state permits will not be recognized.
Cost of the 16-hour course is $255 (eight-hours only is $120).
Registration is available online at www.icc.edu/acp or call (309) 690-6900.
Participants are NOT to bring firearms and ammunition to the ICC Campus. For information on the implementation of Concealed Carry in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Police website.