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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers for You


How old do I have to be to qualify for an Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL)?

Anyone applying for an Illinois Concealed Carry License must be at least 21 years old.

Do I need my FOID (Firearms Owner's Identification Card) before taking the Illinois CCL  course?

You do not need to have your FOID before taking the Illinois CCL course. As long as you are eligible for a FOID you can apply for both at the same time.

How long is a CCL valid?

A newly-issued Concealed Carry License has a five-year expiration date.

How do I apply for an Illinios Concealed Carry License (CCL)?

To apply for a CCL visit the ISP Firearms Services Bureau website

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