Illinois Concealed Carry License

Concealed Carry Applicants

Accurate Biometrics is an approved fingerprint vendor for State and FBI fingerprint-based background checks for concealed carry license applicants. Getting fingerprinted in addition to your concealed carry license application will expedite the processing of your Concealed Carry License by the Illinois State Police.

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with nearly 20 years of experience. We offer fast, convenient walk-in service at over 40 locations in Illinois. Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Customer Support team at 866-361-9944 if you have any questions, or email us at info@accuratebiometrics.com.

The fingerprint fee for applicants is $62.00. This fee includes all ISP and FBI processing fees. Take advantage of this convenient process and complete your fingerprint requirement today.

To get fingerprinting for concealed carry licensing, follow the simple steps below:


  1. Print and complete the Fingerprint Authorization Form

  2. Bring this complete form and a government–issued photo ID to an Accurate Biometrics Fingerprint location. No appointment is necessary. Click to Find a Location Near You.

  3. Bring the fee of $62.00. Acceptable forms of payment include all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and company check (price includes ALL collection fees, State fees—if applicable, and any local taxes, if applicable). No personal checks or cash are accepted. Click to view payment terms.

  4. Accurate Biometrics will capture your fingerprints and transmit the fingerprint record by the next day to the Illinois State Police. A fingerprint services receipt noting the required Transaction Control Number (TCN) will be provided to the applicant at the completion of the fingerprint capture process.

  5. The Illinois State Police will process the fingerprint record and report its response to the ISP Firearm Services Bureau.



Concealed Carry Instructors

Accurate Biometrics is approved to fingerprint for Concealed Carry Firearm Instructors. Please visit any one of our locations today to fulfill your fingerprint requirement. The fingerprint fee for instructors is $62.00. This fee includes all ISP and FBI processing fees. Take advantage of this convenient process and complete your fingerprint requirement today.

To get fingerprinting for concealed carry instructor licensing, follow the simple steps below:


  1. Print and complete the Concealed Carry Instructor Applicant Form

  2. Bring this complete form and a government–issued photo ID to an Accurate Biometrics Fingerprint location. No appointment is necessary. Click to Find a Location Near You.

  3. Bring the fee of $62.00. Acceptable forms of payment include all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and company check (price includes ALL collection fees, State fees—if applicable, and any local taxes, if applicable). No personal checks or cash are accepted. Click to view payment terms.

  4. Accurate Biometrics will capture your fingerprints and transmit the fingerprint record by the next day to the Illinois State Police. A fingerprint services receipt noting the required Transaction Control Number (TCN) will be provided to the applicant at the completion of the fingerprint capture process. The TCN is used for tracking your transaction. Please retain this receipt that includes your TCN number in case there are any follow up questions regarding your fingerprint submission.

  5. The Illinois State Police will process the fingerprint record and report its response to the ISP Firearm Services Bureau.


Partnership Opportunities For Instructors & Firearm Ranges

As you prepare to teach concealed carry classes to the citizens of Illinois, why not partner with Accurate Biometrics? Our partnership will provide the fingerprint capture and transmission service to those applicants who choose the expedited applicant process with fingerprinting. Contact us today to learn how you can partner with Accurate Biometrics as the Concealed Carry Applicant fingerprint program is implemented. There are several ways this process will benefit you and your applicants.

Please contact our Account Management Team at 773-685-5832 or email jmester@accuratebiometrics.com.


Important Information about the Photo Requirement

There are two photos that are a part of the licensing process.

  • One photo is noted in the application procedures and is a head and shoulder electronic photograph taken within the last 30 day to be submitted by the applicant.

  • There is a second photo that is required to be taken for all types of licensing fingerprints taken within the State of Illinois including nurses, teachers, security guards etc. This photo is the responsibility of the livescan fingerprint vendor to take and it must be taken at the time of fingerprinting. It is a digital image that is saved and attached with the fingerprint images and transmitted to the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification. This second photo requirement is pursuant to a statute that was passed several years ago and just coincidently becomes effective Jan 1, 2014.

Helpful Links

Live Scan
Photo Portal