TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE
PART 1231 FIREARM CONCEALED CARRY ACT PROCEDURES
SECTION 1231.20 INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Section 1231.20 Instructor Approval
a) Applicants for Concealed Carry Firearm Instructor (Instructor) approval shall meet the requirements of Section 80 of the Act and shall maintain:
1) A valid Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card or, if an out-of-state resident, the applicant must meet all of the eligibility requirements to obtain a FOID Card other than Illinois residency (see 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1230); and
2) After April 16, 2014, a valid FCCL, unless the applicant is not required to possess an FCCL to conceal and carry handguns in Illinois, or, if the applicant is an out-of-state resident not from a substantially similar state, that person shall provide proof to the Department upon request that he or she is not required to possess an FCCL to conceal and carry handguns in Illinois, or that he or she is eligible to carry under the laws of his or her state or territory of residence.
b) Application to be a Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor shall be made by first submitting a full set of fingerprints to the Department in an electronic format using a Live Scan Vendor licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or a law enforcement agency registered by the Department. Manual fingerprints will not be accepted.
c) Upon receiving a Live Scan Fingerprint Transaction Control Number (TCN) from the Licensed Live Scan Vendor or law enforcement agency registered by the Department, the applicant shall electronically complete and submit the Department's Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor Approval Application (Application), available on the Department's website at www.isp.state.il.us.
d) The Application must be complete and accurate. Incomplete Applications will not be accepted or processed. Upon receipt of an incomplete Application, the Department shall notify the instructor applicant and advise what information is missing. If an instructor applicant has not provided the missing information in response to the Department's notification within 60 days after notice from the Department, the Application shall be denied.
e) Applicants must have read the Act in its entirety and understand the rules and requirements of this Part.
f) Applicants must meet all of the requirements of Section 30 of the Act.
g) Upon completing and submitting the Application electronically, the applicant must print the Application Verification Document, sign it, have it notarized, attach the required Valid Firearms Instructor Certifications, and submit the Certification documents to:
Illinois State Police
Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor Approval
P.O. Box 19333
Springfield IL 62724
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 19282, effective September 12, 2014)