What States Honor the IL Concealed Carry License?

Last updated on October 9th, 2023

Some States Honor the IL Concealed Carry License allowing you to carry a concealed license within those states.  While there is no true reciprocity because Illinois doesn’t honor any other state carry conceal permits, as of the time of this posting there are 33 states (plus Illinois) that will honor the IL Carry Conceal License or are permitless.

To the reader, you should understand that laws can and do change.  While the author will do his best to update the list of states honoring the IL Concealed Carry License, you should also perform your due diligence, and if you intend to travel contact the state(s) that you intend to visit.

Listing of States Honor the IL Concealed Carry License…

The following states either honor the Illinois Resident concealed carry license or have some form of permitless carry for non-residents. Permitless carry states are noted with an asterisk*. Updated and Verified June 26, 2023.

  • Alabama*
  • Alaska*
  • Arizona*
  • Arkansas*
  • Florida* (permitless carry starts July 1st, 2023.)
  • Georgia*
  • Idaho*
  • Illinois
  • Indiana*
  • Iowa*
  • Kansas*
  • Kentucky*
  • Maine*
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi*
  • Missouri*
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire*
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio*
  • Oklahoma*
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota*
  • Tennessee*
  • Texas*
  • Utah*
  • Vermont
  • Virginia*
  • West Virginia*
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming*
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Adding the redundancy of an Arizona or Florida Carry Concealed weapon permit will allow you to legally carry a concealed firearm in a broader number of states. Alpha Koncepts Concealed Carry Training class qualifies you for the Illinois, Florida and Arizona Concealed Carry Licenses. Three state concealed classes bundled into one.

A Florida OR Arizona non-resident concealed carry license allows the licensee to also carry in the following states:

  • Louisianna
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Delaware

It is recommended that if an Illinois licensee is to carry outside of Illinois, except in a permitless carry state, to also obtain a non-resident concealed weapon permit from Florida or Arizona. This is because the new Illinois concealed carry licenses have a major problem.

You may apply for Illinois Carry Concealed training by contacting Alpha Koncepts Also be sure to inquire about Florida & Arizona Concealed Carry training at no extra charge.

Knowing What States Honor the IL Concealed Carry License…

Please be aware that these above states honoring the Illinois Concealed Carry License may change from time to time therefore it is always of the utmost importance to verify the states which honor the Illinois Concelaed Carry License before traveling.  Information gathered to maintain this page is gathered from handgunlaw.us and also from usacarry.com

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