The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Firearm Safety Course is the model curriculum that the WI DOJ recommends for students interested in obtaining their WI CCW license. This class covers the process for obtaining a WI CCW permit, firearm responsibility and safety, legal implications of legally carrying a firearm, safe carrying methods, the Castle Doctrine Law, and use of deadly force decision making. Students will learn how to load and unload either a semi-automatic pistol or revolver and take a written examination. This is a non-shooting class. NO LIVE AMMUNITION ALLOWED IN CLASSROOM. Approx. 4 hrs. $50

Gear List:

  • Pen and notebook




DFT has been approved by the Illinois State Police to teach Illinois Concealed Carry. DFT’s IL Concealed Carry class covers the process for obtaining an IL CCW license, firearm safety and responsibility, legal implications of use of force, safe carry methods, marksmanship fundamentals, firearm cleaning, storage, care and maintenance, dry fire practice, loading/unloading, the IL FOID ACT, and the IL Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Students will learn defensive pistol shooting and understanding of how to draw from concealment, reloading drills, malfunction clearing, challenge drills, and strong arm only shooting. The course will culminate with a written examination based on IL CCW and a live fire qualification in which the student must demonstrate they he or she can safely handle a firearm and score 70% or better. NO LIVE AMMUNITION ALLOWED IN CLASSROOM.

  • IL Concealed Carry 16-Hr - $175
  • IL Concealed Carry 12-Hr - $150
  • IL Concealed Carry 8-Hr - $125
  • IL Concealed Carry 3-hr Renewal - $75

The IL Concealed Carry 16-Hr Course is divided into 4 classes:

  • Class 1 covers firearms safety and understanding the basics of marksmanship
  • Class 2 covers firearm storage, identification, care, cleaning and maintenance, ammunition identification, and loading/unloading
  • Class 3 covers Illinois State law regarding firearms, use of force, storage, prohibited places, transportation, and carry of a firearm
  • Class 4 covers defensive firearms drills, dry fire practice, live fire practice, written examination covering all information learned in class, and a live fire qualification
  • The IL Concealed Carry 3-Hr Renewal class covers the same material listed in Class 3 and 4 above

Prior Training Credit:

  • This is a list of training courses acceptable to satisfy the prior training requirements, consistent with Section 75(i) of the Act. - Concealed Carry Prior Training Credit List
  • If you have no approved prior training, the entire IL Concealed Carry 16-Hr course must be taken
  • If you have 4 hours of approved prior training, IL Concealed Carry 12-Hr must be taken
  • If you have 8 hours of approved prior training, IL Concealed Carry 8-Hr must be taken
  • If you are renewing your IL CCW License, IL Concealed Carry 3-Hr Renewal must be taken

At this time the only out of state Illinois residents who are eligible to apply for an IL CCW permit are:

In accordance with 430 ILCS 66/40 (b), out of state residents may be eligible for an Illinois Concealed Carry License if your state meets the definition of substantially similar as established by rule. See 20 Il. Admin. Code 1231.10. Currently, the states identified below have been determined to have laws related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying that are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under Illinois’ law; and, therefore, may apply for an Concealed Carry License. This list will be updated as additional states are identified as substantially similar. Further Information concerning the regulations for non-resident applications can be found at 20 Il. Admin. Code 1231.110.

Gear List:

  • A center-fire pistol or revolver
  • 100 rounds center-fire ammunition
  • 3 magazines or speed loaders
  • Magazine pouches
  • 5 dummy rounds
  • Quality IWB holster or quality Kydex holster
  • Concealment vest, jacket or button down shirt
  • A good belt
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Knee & elbow pads (highly recommended)
  • Notebook and pen