gunThe Illinois State Police announced instructors can begin training individuals for concealed carry licenses Tuesday. ISP has finalized training materials and guidelines for instructors.

ISP approved 757 instructors from across the state and has also released a listing of existing training programs that can help satisfy the 16 hour requirement.

Applications for licenses will be available Jan. 5, 2014, but people interested in applying must complete the required 16 hours of training beforehand.

To find a registered concealed carry license instructor click here.

For a listing of existing training programs click here.