ONLINE: Click HERE. Fingerprint results return within 48-72 hours (Illinois State Police-dependent; could take longer).
FINGERPRINTING ONLINE STATUS INFO: A PERC Card applicant's
fingerprints will show one of two statuses: "PENDING" or
TELEPHONE (If fingerprints still show “PENDING”): You may call the Illinois
State Police Bureau of Identification at (815) 740-5160. You will need
Transaction Control Number (TCN), beginning with "LS", that is found
on the bottom of your fingerprint sheet.
PLEASE NOTE: The fingerprint vendors have nothing to do with the reason your fingerprints may take longer to clear. Any issues regarding your fingerprints and their status will be told to you by the Illinois State Police. If your fingerprints show “PENDING”, ISP received your fingerprints. In order to work while waiting for your PERC card, your fingerprints MUST be listed as "ELIGIBLE." BE ADVISED: If you have a background, your fingerprints will be in a "PENDING" status until Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) schedules a conference with you regarding the allowance/approval of your PERC Card application. Be patient. A background does not mean you will be denied.
PERC CARD STATUS (How to Check Online and Telephone for PERC Card AFTER you’ve applied):
ONLINE: Click HERE. Please enter your first name in the field “FIRST NAME” and your last name in the field “LAST NAME”. Press enter to get your license number. PERC Card License numbers begin with numbers, “129” and Firearms Training Card numbers begin with the numbers, “230.” ALL professional licenses (PERC, Original Firearms Training cards [your 40-hour Armed Security Officer certification]) are no longer being mailed. They are available ONLINE ONLY.
TELEPHONE: To inquire about the status of your PERC Card or other license with IDFPR, Call IDFPR at 1 (800) 560-6420 Monday thru Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. When the voice starts talking, press "1"; when voice talks, press "5"; then when voice talks, press "9". Wait patiently and a live person will be with you momentarily.
ONLINE: Click HERE. Once on the website, click on the tab, "Individuals (Date of Birth or SSN)" You will need
to know your license number (get it by clicking HERE)
and either the last 4 numbers of your SSN or your date of birth.
PLEASE NOTE: PERC Card Printing and Lamination at Security Training Concepts: $22.50
Original Firearm Training Printing at Security Training Concepts: $22.50
Click BELOW to pay for PERC Card / Original Firearm Training Card Printout