Empowering women, men, and teenagers with knowledge, education, and training on the safe use of firearms.

ILLINOIS Conceal Carry License *RENEWAL* 


only $65

4 hours

Instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.  


We cover new laws:

  • The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1
  • All 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 a dwelling
  • 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property
  • 720 ILCS 24/-1. Unlawful use of weapons, use of force in defense of a person, dwelling, of other property, unlawful use of weapons.

Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS. (see URL for map) https://goo.gl/maps/HLQ5c4hLizTr7UXs6


Q. Can I take the IL CCL renewal class even though my initial certification doesn't expire until in the future?  Does the renewal class expire and am I taking it too early?

A.  Yes, you can take the renewal class anytime.  Currently, there is no expiration for the renewal class as far as the state is concerned.  We recommend taking this class before the rush!


Q. How much training will be needed?

A. Illinois law requires people renewing to attend a MINIMUM of 3 hour Renewal course which consists of two hours of classroom and 1 hour on the range.  The classroom portion will consist of updated laws, and interacting with police.


Q.  How much is the State of Illinois renewal fee?

A.  Illinois fees will remain $150 for the 5 year renewal 


Q. How long do I have to wait to get the renewal application processed?

A.  90 to 120 days, same as the original license application process.


Q.  What if my license expires before the state can process my renewal application?

A.  According to the law, (430 ILCS 66/70), subsection C:  A license is invalid upon expiration of the license, unless the licensee has submitted an application to renew the license, and the applicant is otherwise eligible to possess a license under this Act.



The total course cost for the RENEWAL IL CCLW is $65 paid to the Visual Learn.