Reciprocity & Recognition

The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Illinois as of 2/20/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the State of Illinois legislation at Another good resource is the Illinois State Police and can be found at

The State of Ilinois does not recoginize a Concealed Carry License/Permit from any state.

NOTE: Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont allows anyone who can legally own a firearm to carry concealed within their state.  Always check a states concealed carry legislation before traveling to or in the statein question.

If you would like to see the concealed carry and reciprocity laws in your state changed, please contact your local Congress representative. For a list of Illinois districts and representatives, please visit

If you have questions about our course, feel free to email us at  Make sure you include your name, the state whose permit you are pursuing, and if you need a call back, a phone number.  We're happy to help.