Great River Firearms Training is now ready to start the renewal process for all Concealed Carry Certificate holders. The class dates and times are listed below. The class will include the following topics and the range qualification will be after the classroom portion.

1. All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm; 2 hours Classroom Recommended a. The Act relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm 1) with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm. 2) with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception. b. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq. c. Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to 1) 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person** 2) 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling** 3) 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property** 4) 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons** ** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

2. Weapon Handling; 1 hour Range Recommended a. Handgun fundamentals b. Handgun concealment c. Live fire qualification instruction
d. Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police.

You do not have to renew your CCL until approximately 5 months before your current one expires.
If you elect to take the class before the 5 month time frame you should hold the certificate until then to avoid confusion at the state level.

CCL Renewal Class dates and times

Jan 26 8am-noon
Feb 16 8am-noon

Mar 14 7:30pm till 9:30pm
Mar 16 7:30am-9am
April 13 8am-noon
May 9 7:30pm-9:30pm
May 11 7:30am-9am
June 15 8am-noon