Concealed Carry Renewal

We are conducting regular Illinois Concealed Carry Permit renewal classes on most Wednesdays and Saturdays (excluding holidays) from 8 AM until noon.

The ISP are required by law to act within 120 days of an application to either issue a renewed permit or to deny the application. You can continue to carry after the expiration date of your current permit while your renewal application is being processed, but ONLY IF YOU APPLIED FOR RENEWAL BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE. We recommend that you book a class about 120 days before the expiration date of your permit, then submit your renewal application as soon as you can.

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Bullet Trap Concealed Carry Renewal Classes and Services

To renew your permit, Illinois Law requires 3 hours of instruction and handgun proficiency re-qualification. The Bullet Trap divides these into two sections: 1 hour of range instruction and 2 hours of classroom instruction. Revolvers are not recommended for this course. Using a semi auto handgun will allow you participate at the highest level of training in this course.

On The Range

We will start off with range time during the first hour of your ILCC Renewal class. You will shoot various practice scenarios, re-visit holster draw techniques using SIRT laser guns, and end up with handgun proficiency re-qualification. You will need a handgun in good operating condition and 50 rounds of ammunition. You will NOT need a holster for this class. Eye and Ear protection will be provided if you need it. All range time is conducted on our indoor/heated range.

In The Classroom

Our classes are conducted by Illinois State Police certified instructors. Our classroom curriculum has been approved by the Illinois State police and covers all of the rules and regulations (including changes since 2013) required by Illinois Law. Topics include ownership, storage and transportation of firearms, legal use of force, the FOID Act, the Concealed Carry Act, unlawful use of weapons, and applicable Federal laws.

The Renewal Process

All ILCC renewals are done online via the ISP website. If you have not accessed their portal since March 2015, you are no longer registered. To apply for the renewal, you will need:

  • Your ISP account username, if you are currently registered.
  • Your ISP account password, if you are currently registered.
  • A valid email address, required for each applicant.
  • A valid ILCC license
  • A valid FOID card
  • A valid Driver’s license or State ID
  • A signed 3 Hour Class Certificate
  • A cell phone capable of receiving a text message

The Bullet Trap will assist with the ISP online renewal process. Our $20 application fee includes registering you online with the ISP, uploading a current photo, uploading your certificate, and completing the application process. In order to register online, each person MUST have their own unique email address. If you do not have an email address, you can create a free email account simply by visiting If you have accessed the online ISP portal in the last 3 years, you are currently registered. You must have your username and password for us to access your account. Please bring a text-capable cell phone to aid in account verification.