Requirements for Firearm Control Card in Illinois
In Illinois, all Armed security officers must be at least 21 years old. Armed guard license requirements mandate security officers to complete a 40-hour training course and must pass a written exam and a range test.
In Illinois, the firearm training prerequisites can be waived on the basis of already having law enforcement training. If the training was completed out-of-state, security officers will need to submit a detailed training description for review. Any security officer that holds an Illinois firearm instructor registration will also be granted a waiver.
Armed Security Guard Training Cost – Firearm Control Card
The Firearm control card application is available from the IDFPR (https://www.idfpr.com/profs/SecurityCont.asp), and the application fee is $75 dollars.