Skip Navigation

Protective Services

Concealed Carry Licensing

Call (847) 543-2615 for more information on Concealed Carry Licensing classes.

These courses will prepare you or provide continuing training for a career in protective services. Each 20-hour course meets the training requirements of the Illinois Private Detective, Private Security, and Private Alarm Act.

Courses are offered each semester for Security Officers, Armed Security Officers, and Private Investigators. Also offered is a 40-hour course designed to prepare students for a position in a police department as a non-sworn, unarmed Community Service Officer (CSO).

Spring 2018 Course Descriptions and Schedule Information

Course Prerequisites and Special Notes

Security guards and private investigators in Illinois are required to obtain a PERC card through the IDFPR. See the links below for more information and the PERC application.

Completion of at least one of the basic training courses or possession of a current PERC is required to complete Firearms Training. Students who are IL residents must have a current FOID card for participation in any firearms course.

Current Armed Security Officers may complete their annual weapon re-qualification per Illinois State requirements by attending the last two days of the Security Officer Firearms Training course. Enrollment for this program is by department consent.

Please call (847) 543-2615 for registration information.

Criteria for employment are set by individual law enforcement agencies.

All classes are not offered every semester.




Get Adobe ReaderGet a free copy of Adobe Reader.