• NO LIVE AMMUNITION will be allowed in the classroom. You may bring your cased firearm to class with you but please leave ammunition in your vehicle.
  • We reserve the right to refuse services, to anyone, for any reason.
  • We reserve the right to terminate instruction if Total CCW instructors deem a student’s cooperation or behavior to be unsatisfactory and/or unsafe. That student will be removed from class and forfeit any payments.
  • All courses will be filled on a first come basis through registration ONLY!
  • Course dates/locations may be changed/postponed, due to enrollment, weather conditions, and/or other events beyond our control.
  • Students not in attendance with no prior notice will forfeit their payments or may be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • Students requesting a refund for an already scheduled class date will be charged a $25 administrative processing fee.
  • Students may reschedule any class up to 7 days prior to the scheduled class date at no charge.
  • Students rescheduling a class within 7 days of the class date may be subject to a $25 rescheduling fee. You must call the office to reschedule any class.
  • Students rescheduling a class within 24 hours of the class date may be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • A handgun and ammunition will be available at an addition charge for the shooting qualification section.
  • Returned checks will be subject to an additional $35 service charge.

Concealed Carry Certification Course - $250 (16hrs) / $150 (8hrs)

COURSE GOAL: Our Illinois CCW classes include proven NRA training material presented by certified NRA instructors. The NRA basic pistol class is recognized nationwide and satisfies the Illinois state requirement for firearm and ammunition knowledge and safety. After this class, even the most inexperienced shooters will have a grasp of the fundamentals.

OVERVIEW: The Illinois specific portion of the class is presented only by Illinois approved instructors. The course will give participants a solid grasp of current laws governing firearms in Illinois. You will learn where concealed carry is prohibited, proper interaction with law enforcement, Illinois use of force statutes, and proper concealment. This course also covers all current FOID laws and laws related to firearm ownership and transportation. Also included is live fire qualification in our onsite range. In order to pass the live fire qualification, you must hit the scoring portion of a B27 target with 70% of 30 rounds from 5 yards, 7 yards, and 10 yards respectively. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate that must accompany their application. 16 hour students will also receive their NRA Basic Pistol Certification; which satisfies the requirements for Florida CCW permits and Arizona CCW permits.

8 & 16 Hour Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Class

PREREQUISITES (for the 8 Hour Class):

Illinois Hunter Safety Course - 4 hours

Utah Concealed Carry - 4 hours

Nevada Concealed Carry - 4 hours

Missouri Concealed Carry - 4 hours

Kentucky Concealed Carry - 4 hours

Michigan Concealed Carry - 4 hours

Chicago Firearms Safety Course - 4 hours

NRA Basic Pistol - 8 hours

NRA Personal Protection in the Home - 8 hours

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home - 8 hours

Active, Retired, or Honorably Discharged member of the United States Armed Forces - 8 hours

PREREQUISITES (for the 16 Hour Class): None

Concealed Carry Certification Lesson Plans

Firearm safety (Classroom)

  1. 4 basic firearm handling safety rules
  2. Home storage
  3. Vehicle storage
  4. Public Storage

Basic principles of marksmanship (Classroom)

  1. Stance
  2. Grip

  3. Sight Alignment

  4. Sight Picture

  5. Trigger Control

Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm (Classroom)

  1. Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc.
  2. Ammunition identification and selection
  3. Safety and cleaning protocols
  4. Cleaning equipment
  5. Loading and unloading

All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm (Classroom)

  1. The Act in its entirety:

  • With emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
  • With emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.
  1. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
  2. Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to
  • 720 ILCS 5/7-1. 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 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons**

** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

Weapon Handling(Classroom/Range)

  1. Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
  2. Dry fire practice drills from concealment
  3. Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
  4. Live fire qualification with a concealable fi rearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police.

COURSE COMPLETION: Students will have the ability to apply for an Illinois state firearm concealed carry permit.