Sec. 200.98 - Qualifications for Licensure

ยง 200.98. Qualifications for Licensure

a) The Department will issue a license to an applicant who:

1) is at least 21 years of age;

2) has not been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

3) is not under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

4) is not a fugitive from justice;

5) is not an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in Section 802 of the federal Controlled Substances Act) (21 USC 802);

6) has not been adjudicated as a person with a mental disability, as defined in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act [430 ILCS 65];

7) is a legal citizen of the United States; and

8) has not been dishonorably discharged from the armed services.

b) A person who has been granted a "relief from disabilities" regarding criminal convictions and indictments, pursuant to 27 CFR 555.142, may receive a license provided all other qualifications under the Act are met.

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Added at 37 Ill. Reg. 14090, effective August 26, 2013

Amended at 45 Ill. Reg. 4490, effective March 26, 2021)

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