An excellent resource for checking to see if your permit is recognized by the state you will be travelling in is HandgunLaw.Us. They have a map builder where you can select which permits you possess, and it will build a map to show where your permit is honored. You are responsible for validating your own information.


At the present time, an Illinois resident may apply for a non-resident permit from several different states. This non-resident permit will allow them to conceal carry in most surrounding states that they may visit. Two of the most popular concealed carry permits that Illinois residents obtain are:

Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit

Florida Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit

Both of these licenses require that you take a training course to obtain the permit. These courses are offered by many NRA Instructors throughout the state. We’ll maintain a listing of these classes on the Firearms Training Calendar.