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225 ILCS 447/35-40

    (225 ILCS 447/35-40)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-152)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-40. Firearm control; training requirements.
    (a) The Department shall, pursuant to rule, approve or disapprove training programs for the firearm training course, which shall be taught by a qualified instructor. Qualifications for instructors shall be set by rule. The firearm training course shall be conducted by entities, by a licensee, or by an agency licensed by this Act, provided the course is approved by the Department. The firearm course shall consist of the following minimum requirements:
        (1) 40 hours of training, 20 hours of which shall be
    
as described in Sections 15-20, 20-20, or 25-20, as applicable, and 20 hours of which shall include all of the following:
            (A) Instruction in the dangers of and misuse of
        
firearms, their storage, safety rules, and care and cleaning of firearms.
            (B) Practice firing on a range with live
        
ammunition.
            (C) Instruction in the legal use of firearms.
            (D) A presentation of the ethical and moral
        
considerations necessary for any person who possesses a firearm.
            (E) A review of the laws regarding arrest,
        
search, and seizure.
            (F) Liability for acts that may be performed in
        
the course of employment.
        (2) An examination shall be given at the completion
    
of the course. The examination shall consist of a firearms qualification course and a written examination. Successful completion shall be determined by the Department.
    (b) The firearm training requirement may be waived for a licensee or employee who has completed training provided by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or the equivalent public body of another state or is a qualified retired law enforcement officer as defined in the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 and is in compliance with all of the requirements of that Act, provided documentation showing requalification with the weapon on the firing range is submitted to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-152)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-40. Firearm control; training requirements.
    (a) The Department shall, pursuant to rule, approve or disapprove training programs for the firearm training course, which shall be taught by a qualified instructor. Qualifications for instructors shall be set by rule. The firearm training course shall be conducted by entities, by a licensee, or by an agency licensed by this Act, provided the course is approved by the Department. The firearm course shall consist of the following minimum requirements:
        (1) 48 hours of training as follows:
            (A) 20 hours consisting of training as described
        
in Sections 15-20, 20-20, or 25-20, as applicable;
            (B) 8 hours consisting of practice firing on a
        
range with live ammunition, including, but not limited to, firing a minimum of 50 rounds of live ammunition (factory loaded service ammunition or factory reloaded ammunition) and attaining a minimum score of 70% accuracy with each type of weapon the person is authorized by the Department to carry and for which the person has been trained; and
            (C) 20 hours consisting of instruction in:
                (i) the dangers of and misuse of firearms,
            
their storage, safety rules, and care and cleaning of firearms;
                (ii) defensive tactics for in-holster weapon
            
retention;
                (iii) the legal use of firearms;
                (iv) the ethical and moral considerations
            
necessary for any person who possesses a firearm;
                (v) the laws regarding arrest, search, and
            
seizure; and
                (vi) liability for acts that may be performed
            
in the course of employment.
        (2) An examination shall be given at the completion
    
of the course. The examination shall consist of a firearms qualification course and a written examination. Successful completion shall be determined by the Department.
    (b) The firearm training requirement may be waived for a licensee or employee who has completed training provided by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or the equivalent public body of another state or is a qualified retired law enforcement officer as defined in the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 and is in compliance with all of the requirements of that Act, provided documentation showing requalification with the weapon on the firing range is submitted to the Department.
    (c) In addition to the training provided for in subsection (a), a licensee or employee in possession of a valid firearm control card shall complete an additional 8 hours of refresher training each calendar year commencing with the calendar year following one year after the date of the issuance of the firearm control card. The 8 hours of training shall consist of practice firing on a range with live ammunition, including, but not limited to, firing a minimum of 50 rounds of live ammunition (factory loaded service ammunition or factory reloaded ammunition) and attaining a minimum score of 70% accuracy with each type of weapon the person is authorized by the Department to carry and for which the person has been trained.
(Source: P.A. 102-152, eff. 1-1-22.)