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Armed Security Training Certification

at Discovery Center - Irving Park

Course Details
$59 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Dec 10, 8:00am - Dec 11, 6:00pm Central Time (2 sessions)

Irving Park, Northwest Side
Kostner & Irving Park Rd
Exact address TBD
Chicago, Illinois 60641
$50 materials fee due on the start of the class.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this security training:

This is a state license certification class for an individual to apply for their TAN card to carry a semi-automatic firearm during their employment. This course covers: 

  • Positioning, distances 
  • Firearm ammunition 
  • Basic marksmanship 
  • Dry firing/live fire 
  • Firearm safety and storage 

Upon completion of the classroom section there will be a final session at the range. Approximately $65 is to be paid on the day of the range visit, and includes targets, ammo and range fees. Successful graduates will receive their 20-Hour Certificate. The instructor will also guide on the process of applying for the TAN card through the State of Illinois.

  • Please bring a black ink pen.
  • Minimun age 21.
  • Instructor is LPD, CFE, CII, (see class 2417) and a licensed private investigator. (agency license #117001343, firearm instructor#102282) Don is a state certified instructor.

  • Material Fee: $50(cash only)
  • Location: Kostner & Irving Park Rd 3 sessions 
  • Range Fee: $65.00 approx

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Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $7.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $7 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid. 
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $7 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • Discovery Center reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified by phone, refunds will be mailed.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00am - 6:00pm Central Time TBD 2 $59
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Dec 11 8:00am - 6:00pm Central Time TBD

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