NWIFI Northwest Illinois Firearms Instruction Illinois Concealed Carry Class
NWIFI Northwest Illinois Firearms InstructionIllinois Concealed Carry Class

If you would like to be emailed a schedule of upcoming classes, please contact NWIFI at nwifi30@gmail.com

Have a group that wants a class?  If you have a group of 5 or more people wanting to take a 16 hour, 8 hour, or combination of both, let us know.  NWIFI can schedule a class just for you!  We do require at least a 3 weeks notice for scheduling purposes.

Upcoming 8 and 16 hour and Renewal Classes

Classes listed below begin at 9:00 AM.  Renewal classes start at the time indicated. Classes with an astrik * indicate range qualification will be done at an indoor range and a $15.00 range fee may be required.

For those that qualify for 8 hours of training credit (see link), you only need day two of the class.   CC Qualified PriorTraining Credit

NWIFI has reduced class fees to make carrying concealed more affordable.  Fees are now even below previously offered discount prices. *** Prices will be going up $25.00 per Student on May 1, 2023

Discounts are still available for group classes containing a minimum of 10 students for the Illinois Concealed Carry Course.

The class can alos be divided into 4 hour or 3 hour segments for week night instruction.  Night classes are done by request and must contain a minimum of 6 students.

Payment in advance is not required.
Register by completing the form below.

What to bring to class

All classes require students to qualify with a handgun.  Please bring the following to class:  Valid FOID Card*, Valid Illinois Drivers License or State ID, weapon, minimum of 30 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, payment a time of class and if a veteran, a copy of you DD214. (If renewing, please bring your Illinois Concealed Carry permit)  

* If you have applied for your FOID but not recieved it, please bring proof of application.

Class Dates Location Cost Type of Class Registration Deadline

April 23, 2023

Durand American Legion, 211 State St., Durand, IL 61024 


3 hour

Renewal Class

April 19, 2023
June 3, and 4, 2023 Durand American Legion, 211 State St., Durand, IL 61024  $150.00 16 Hour Conceal Carry Class May 26, 2023


** 8 hour class (second day only) for those with 8 hours of training credit is $75.00.  

Star Ambulance is located at 3155 US Rt 20 West, Freeport, IL 61032

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Where to Find Us:


Northwest Illinois Firearms Instruction

Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815 541-1197

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available for 16 hour, 8 hour and Renewal classes.  Contact us at nwifi30@gmail.com for pricing.

What's New


COMING SOON! Firearm Home Defense Classes.  Stay tuned for details....


The Illinois class is also Florida compliant.

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