Do I need to take the full 16 hour class consecutively ?

No.  We recognize that work and family are important and when possible we work with our students to split up class sessions to best fit your scheduled.    Modules must be taken in order and should be done within a reasonable time window.

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.  There is no rental charge for the use of our equipment.

What other fees are required to obtain my license?

State License fee $150.00 for a 5year license.  $3.53 convenience fee is charges for online credit card use.

What if I miss my class date?  I see that some dates are marked as non refundable and I don't want to lose my money.  

All registration for classes is done online to ensure students have a seat reserved when they arrive.  Failure to appear for class takes that seat away from another potential student(s) that may have been available.   We also recognize that family and work emergencies do arise which is why we will  work you to attend on another class date or transfer the ticket to another individual.

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.    


Eye and ear protection  (Loaner eye and ear protection available on site at no charge)
Pistol or revolver in proper working order (unloaded and stored in case prior to arrival) Loaners available no rental fees for using our firearms or equipment
2 or more magazines/speed loaders
30 rounds of quality ammunition.   Ammunition can also be obtained via instructor for $15.00
Please refrain from wearing open shoes or low cut or V-neck shirts, as hot brass can cause burns.