(225 ILCS 447/35-40)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Firearm control; training requirements.
(a) The Department shall, pursuant to rule, approve or
disapprove training programs for the firearm training course,
which shall be taught by a qualified instructor.
Qualifications for instructors shall be set by rule. The
firearm training course shall be conducted by entities, by a
licensee, or by an agency licensed by this Act, provided the
course is approved by the Department. The firearm course
shall consist of the following minimum requirements:
(1) 40 hours of training, 20 hours of which shall be
as described in Sections 15-20, 20-20, or 25-20, as applicable, and 20 hours of which shall include all of the following:
(A) Instruction in the dangers of and misuse of
firearms, their storage, safety rules, and care and cleaning of firearms.
(B) Practice firing on a range with live
(C) Instruction in the legal use of firearms.
(D) A presentation of the ethical and moral
considerations necessary for any person who possesses a firearm.
(E) A review of the laws regarding arrest,
(F) Liability for acts that may be performed in
the course of employment.
(2) An examination shall be given at the completion
of the course. The examination shall consist of a firearms qualification course and a written examination. Successful completion shall be determined by the Department.
(b) The firearm training requirement may be waived for a licensee or
employee who has completed training provided by the
Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or the
equivalent public body of another state or is a qualified retired law enforcement officer as defined in the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 and is in compliance with all of the requirements of that Act, provided
documentation showing requalification with the weapon on the
firing range is submitted to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)