8-Hour Exemption Status Information:
When registering for an OnTarget Range-Illinois Concealed Carry Class, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all documentation supporting your eligibility for an 8-hour exemption. You may present any combination of the listed documentation for a maximum exemption of 8 hours. A combination of the following documentation must be in your possession, prior to your enrollment in, and the commencement of the 8-hour class.
Training Certificates of Completion:
NRA Basic Pistol 8 hrs.
NRA Personal Defense Inside the Home 8 hrs.
NRA Personal Defense Outside the Home 8 hrs.
Illinois Hunter Safety Course 4 hrs.
Chicago Firearms Safety Course 4 hrs.
Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer Firearm Training as detailed in 430 ILCS 66/75 8 hrs.
Concealed Carry Permit or Certificate:
Utah 4 hrs.
Florida 4 hrs.
Nevada 4 hrs.
Missouri 4 hrs.
Kentucky 4 hrs.
Michigan 4 hrs.
Honorable Military Discharge (DD-214)8 hrs.
Active Duty Military (Current Duty Orders) 8 hrs.
Military Reserves 8 hrs.
All participants must take either a 16- or 8-hour class. Participants with only 4 hours of credit must take the 16-hour class but will receive a corresponding reduction in the price of the class to acknowledge their 4 hours of credit.
Although Veterans are granted an 8-hour exemption, we highly recommend that those former service members who did not carry a handgun while in service take the full 16 hours.
Students without proper documentation will be directed to register for the next available 16-hour class.
Once a class is completed, NO REFUNDS will be given.
Course Curriculum & Requirements:
Everything you need to know about our IL-CCW course can be found here: IL-CCW course requirements