Do I need to take the full 16 hour class consecutively ?
Yes, you must take them consecutively. Modules must be taken in order.
Is your CCL program approved through the Illinois State Police?
All of our instructors are certified via the Illinois State Police to instruct the concealed carry program. Our program is also certified with the Illinois State Police for concealed carry and with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for armed security training.
Do I need a FOID card to take your class?
FOID Cards are not required to attend the class or complete the training.
Do I need to have a Firearm?
Students may use their own firearm provided it is in good working condition. IPST Staff Instructors will also have firearms, eye and hearing protection for those in need of equipment.
What other fees are required to obtain my license?
State License fee $150.00 for a 5 year license. $3.38 convenience fee is charges for online credit card use.
What if I miss my class date?
Your Class Fee is Non-Refundable. You MUST call us within 72 hours prior to your scheduled class in order to reschedule it . Less than 72 hours and no show for your class will result in a forfeit of your full payment/seat (including Groupon/Eventbrite vouchers) for your class.
When and Where is the range?
Range time is typically held on the second day of the class. We have one primary range and 2 back up locations as securing range time for large groups can sometimes present a challenge. When we run range time, we rent the entire range to provide the safest environment possible for your qualifications. Without distractions from the general public we can focus 100% attention on our students. Your instructor will provide range time, location and cover equipment and safety rules during day 1 of class.
Range Dress Code
Please refrain from wearing open-toed/slip on shoes and no low cut or v-neck shirts, as hot brass can cause burns.