One of the most common questions that I get is. Can I take a course if I don't have a firearm? The answer is yes. We will provide one for you for a fee including the ammunition if you don't own a firearm. The other question is I don't have my FOID can I take the CCW course? The answer is yes you can you just have to apply for your FOID and CCW at the same time. One caveat is that only you and the state know your background. Click the more link under the CCW section and it will direct you to the ISP website that will provide more info about application requirements.
The NRA is recognized nationally as the gold standard for safe firearm training, developing millions of safe, ethical, responsible shooters and instructors. Whether you're a new gun owner in search of training, or an experienced marksman looking to support others, the NRA has a course for you.
The firearms training community has lacked a nationwide training program specifically directed at training the new and inexperienced shooter in the defensive use of the most common platforms of firearms – handguns, shotguns and carbines. Over the past year the SAF Training Division (SAFTD) has embarked on the development of just such a training program.