Illinois Concealed Carry certification class


Southwestern Illinois College will offer the Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Class this spring semester. Two sessions will be held in April.  

Each class will run two days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instruction will include weapons handling, holstering and re-holstering, safely loading and unloading the firearm, and live-fire qualifications. Instructors are current or retired police officers and have been approved by the Illinois State Police. Live-fire qualifications will take place off campus at a designated firing range.  

Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Class Schedule

SWIC Belleville Campus

  • April 10-11 (Thursday-Friday)
  • April 17-18 (Thursday-Friday)  

The cost of the class is $185 and each session will be limited to 25 students. Every student will need a valid FOID card; driver's license (must be 21 or older); handgun, holster and at least 50 rounds of factory ammunition; eye and ear protection; and a baseball-style hat.  

Preregistration and prepayment is required for both classes. Your Social Security number is required for the Concealed Carry class.  

To register, contact the Community Education department at 618-235-2700, ext. 5393 or 5618, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5393 or 5618. Get more information.