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Classes - Firearm and Protection Classes

Empowering women, men, and teenagers with knowledge, education, and training on the safe use of firearms.

Beginners Course Package

IL Concealed Carry Class and Permit (16 hours) $250.00  

Short Description: 

Applicants must have at least 16 hours of training approved by the Illinois State Police, and pass a live fire exercise with a concealable firearm, consisting of: a minimum of 30 rounds; and10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards;10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards.  Target is a B-27 silhouette.A student must hit the target with 70% of the rounds fired. Must be administered by an Illinois Certified Instructor.
Except as otherwise provided, no later than 90 days after receipt of a completed application, the Illinois State Police shall issue or deny the applicant a license.
Illinois State Police shall issue or deny the applicant a license no later than 60 days if fingerprints are provided


Long Description: 
Firearm safety (Classroom)

  • Four simple firearm handling safety rules of Home storage
  • Public Storage
  • Vehicle storage

Basic principles of marksmanship (Classroom/Range)

  • Stance
  • Grip
  • Sight Alignment
  • Sight Picture
  • Trigger Control

Firearm Care, loading, unloading, and cleaning of a concealable firearm (Classroom)

  • Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, etc.
  • Ammunition identification and selection
  • Safety and cleaning steps
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Loading and unloading

All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm (Classroom)

The Act in its entirety

  • Emphasis on the 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
  • Emphasis on the 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.

The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.

Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to

  • 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**
  • 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**
  • 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**
  • 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons

**** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

Weapon Handling

  • Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
  • Dry fire practice drills from concealment
  • Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
  • Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police. (See

CLIC is taught in modules and is very easy for students to participate and understand.  


Prior Course requirements that are acceptable are listed below:

   Acceptable Courses        Credited Hours     
Illinois Hunter Safety Course   4 Hours
Chicago Firearms Safety Course  4 Hours  
Florida Concealed Carry 4 Hours  
Kentucky Concealed Carry 4 Hours  
Michigan Concealed Carry 4 Hours  
Missouri Concealed Carry 4 Hours  
Nevada Concealed Carry 4 Hours  
Utah Concealed Carry 4 Hours  
NRA Basic Pistol 8 Hours  new announcement   
NRA Personal Protection In The Home  8 Hours  
NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home  8 Hours  


  Visual Learn now requires you to take the NRA Basic Pistol class. The NRA Basic Pistol class will award you 8 of the 16 mandatory hours to qualify for the IL ISP CCW permit.  Here are the benefits of taking the NRA Basic Pistol class for your IL CCW:

  • You will get your NRA Basic Pistol certification
  • You will complete 8 of 16 hours required to get your IL CCW
  • You only have to take the final 8 hours to qualify for your IL CCW permit
  • You're part of a select few that get the most intensive and highly valuable training in safety offered in the NRA Basic Pistol class
  • You meet the qualifications should you decide to go for the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor class
  • You will be awarded two certifications the NRA Basic Pistol and the IL CCW!!


A DD214 (discharge papers from military service) will also satisfy the first 8 hours.

  • DD214 qualifies you for a 50% discount on the IL CCW class but we still ask that you attend both days and take the (16) hours of training
  • Please bring for the first day of class your DD214 papers
  • A second exact copy of your DD214 papers that the instructor keeps for their record.  In the copy for the instructor please blank out, block, or black out the following fields:
    • Social Security number
    • Day, Month, Year of birth


  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Hearing protection and safety glasses for the range. (Available for rent)
  • Bring a light jacket or loose fitting button down shirt to conceal your firearm for the practice drills.
  • If you own a firearm, bring it unloaded in a case for the live fire range drills.
  • If you own ammunition, bring 100-150 rounds to the range for the range session/qualification.
  • A FOID Card is not required, but if you have one please bring it for our records.
  • Bring a valid Driver's License or State ID and a photocopy of your ID.

More Details:   

  • A minimum of 50 rounds
  • shoot 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards
  • shoot 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards
  • and shoot 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the ISP.

Students must bring:

  • Concealable firearm
  • A good sturdy belt and an outside the waistband holster that covers the trigger of their firearm. If you need one, we have some you can use
  • 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Bring extra ammunition if desired.  Time permitting, we will have some extra drills and target shooting after the qualification shoot is finished.
  • For those of you that have your own firearm, bring your unloaded and cased pistol and a minimum of 100 rounds of factory ammunition. If you have a firearm you intend to use for personal defense, bring it to the course. 
  • A 30 minute break will be provided for lunch. Students may eat at a local restaurant or bring a lunch.  Please leave this in your vehicle until the afternoon shooting section of the course. 
  • If you do not have a firearm to use for the course, you may use one of ours for FREE!  
  • Hearing and eye protection will be provided.

Each student receives a packet that contains the following items:

  • CD with the Illinois Carry Law 
  • ILCS definitions 
  • Lots of tips and articles about Concealed Carry 
  • Your targets from the live fire exam, plus (3) free targets to continue your training the next time you visit a shooting range  

States that recognize your ILLINOIS CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE:


The Illinois state charges a separate $150.00 fee to process your IL CCW permit application as well.

The fingerprint scanning is NOT provided by Visual Learn.  Students must find a live fingerprint scan service and make arrangements to get your digital fingerprints processed as part of the IL CCW permit application process.


NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety (4 hours)  $50.00 

Short Description: This is a non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.  This non-shooting course deals with the storing and caring for a firearm in the home. There is an emphasis on children and learning gun safety. The main cause of firearm related accidents in the home can be traced to improper handling or lack of education with firearms. This course of instruction, while not designed to teach the student marksmanship or accuracy, will teach the student what to do should they encounter an unattended firearm.

More Details: This is a four hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of semi-automatic pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns, how to safely load and unload them.
This class provides firearms instructions, but there is no live fire or range shooting.

Each student receives a packet that contains the following items:
Home Firearm Safety Handbook
Course Completion Certificate
Gun Safety Rules Card



NRA Certified Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training (4 hours)  $50.00

Short Description: This is a non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling, grip, shooting using a simulated firearm. The course teaches basic marksmanship fundamentals, firearm safety using a simulated pistol with a resetting trigger and laser to indicate where the shots hit. No range is needed or used with this simulator training course. It can be held anywhere; a meeting room in a hotel, business boardroom, or in a church hall. With very little equipment, the NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training Course teaches the fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger control, grip, and breath control. At the completion of the course, an NRA participation certificate is awarded. Students may attend this course as a basis to decide whether or not they would like to follow-up by taking the full length Basic Pistol Course with live fire, or simply learn to improve their marksmanship skills.

More Details: This is a four hours class that provides the basic KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ATTITUDE necessary to learn pistol marksmanship using a virtual training system.  A simulator pistol is used during this course of instruction. The simulated pistol (SIRT) has a resetting trigger and it uses a two-laser light system to indicate where students shots hit. The SIRT pistol has enough weight to feel realistic, it includes a removable simulated magazine and realistic sights. Computer software will be use to record shots and provide instant feedback for students and our instructors, as well as a webcam for recording shots.

*No LIVE Firearms or Ammunition will be used in any fashion during this course of instruction. Those individuals interested in advancing their skills and live-fire exercises should follow-up this training with the NRA Basic Pistol Course.

Each student receives a packet that contains the following items:
NRA course completion certificate
LASR Computer printed record of their shooting skills and accuracy (will be emailed to students)
NRA Gun Safety Rules Card

A chance to enter a single-drawing sweepstakes to win a surprise free gift by registering online before the class start date


NRA Certified Basic Pistol - *new* Instructor Lead Training (8 hours) $125.00

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

More Details: This class is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

Each student receives a packet that contains the following items:
Basic Pistol Handbook
Course Completion Certificate
Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet
Gun Safety Rules Card



NRA Certified Range Safety Officer  (8 hours) $125.00

Short Description: Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

More Details: This class is eight hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. 

Each student receives a packet that contains the following items:
Basic Range Safety Officer Student Study Guide
Basic Firearm Training Program brochure
Course Completion Certificate
Course Evaluation form
Gun Safety Rules Card




Women Basic Firearms Training  (4 hours) $100.00

Short Description: Develops safe firearm habits in new or beginner shooters, provides information on firearm storage, ammunition, fundamentals of shooting, range etiquette, using your firearm for the first time, and how to clean and store your firearm when not in use. This is NOT an NRA class.

More Details: This class is a four hours introductory class that is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how to safely handle, use and shoot a handgun. This class is perfect for new or women that has some exposure to firearms and are beginner shooters, this is a low-stress, fun-oriented course that installs safety, comfort and confidence. Following a classroom lecture covering an assortment of topics, students then participate in "dry" drills where they learn to safely handle and use a handgun before firing any shots. Students are then put through a series of live-fire drills where they practice all the topics covered in the classroom.  Students will develop, increase their confidence, network with women that are like minded and network or socialize with other women that share an interest with firearms.  All students will experience live target shooting at the range to practice the lessons learned during the classroom.

Each student receives a packet that contains the following items:
Course Completion Certificate 
Course Evaluation form
Gun Safety Rules Card
Visual Learn student packet



NRA - Auditing a Visual Learn class $45.00

Short Description: This offer is only for NRA Certified Instructors that would like to audit any of the classes offered by Visual Learn. By adding this product to your cart you will be entitled to:.

 1) One-time - attend any of firearm training classes offered by Visual Learn (one-time audit per $45.00)
 2) Participate and provide assistance to the Staff Instructor(s) teaching the class you are auditing
 3) Bring a 9MM firearm for you to participate in the drills with the students (if applicable to the class you're auditing)
 4) You can only assist in a class for which you provide proof that you're NRA Certified in that class or that you're an NRA  Assistant Instructor
 5) A *free (50) rounds of 9MM ammunition* will be provided for you (if applicable to the class you're auditing)
 6) Assist with the distribution of forms to the students, clean up, arrangement of the room facilities once the class is over
 7) Provide state issued ID that confirms your name and address and your NRA member ID to confirm that you're an NRA Instructor
 8) Sign waiver that you attest that you have NRA Instructors Insurance protection and that your insurance policy has not expired
 9) Be respectful of the Visual Learn teaching instructor, he/she is in charge of the class, don't say or do anything to make them appear less in the eyes of our students 




Be on the look out at our Visual Learn site.  Starting July 2017 we will promote Free Giveaways on our Facebook page and Discount Coupon Codes on Twitter of our classes for those that follows us!



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