INA, Ill. (Sept. 5, 2013) – Concealed carry is now the law in Illinois, and those wanting to earn their concealed carry license will soon be able to look to Rend Lake College to get started.
Rend Lake College has started the application process to become a certified training center with the Illinois State Police for the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which was passed on July 9, 2013. Several instructors are applying for their instructor certifications from the state, and the training program currently is in development.
One of the requirements to obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry License is a 16-hour firearms training, including classroom work and range instruction. This is the program being developed by RLC. Dates and costs of the classes have not yet been finalized.
Once the participant passes the training class, they must also be fingerprinted and fill out an application for a state license, which costs $150. The state will not begin processing these applications before January 5, 2014; however, the training class can be completed beforehand.
The college will release more information as it becomes available in the coming weeks.