Frequently Asked Questions

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* How do I obtain a Permanent Employee Registration Card, P.E.R.C. Card (Blue Card) and do I need to be employed as a security officer?

* How do I obtain a Firearms Authorization Card, F.A.C. Card (Tan Card) and do I need to be employed as a security officer?

* How do I obtain a Firearm Owner IDentification F.O.I.D. Card (Gun Card)?

* Where can I have my Fingerprints Scanned?  

* What should I bring for registration?

* Other Useful Links

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How do I obtain a Permanent Employee Registration, Card P.E.R.C. Card (Blue Card) and do I need to be employed as a security officer?

You must first complete the required 20Hr training for security personnel, and then you must submit an application for your P.E.R.C. Card with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. This application must be accompanied with a fingerprint scan receipt and an application fee that must also be submitted. You do not have to be employed to obtain a P.E.R.C. card.

 

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How do I obtain a Firearms Authorization Card, F.A.C. Card (Tan Card) and do I need to be employed as a security officer?

You must first complete the 40Hr Firearms training for security personnel, and then you must have already obtained your P.E.R.C. card and be currently employed by a security or detective agency. You must also have a valid F.O.I.D. card issued by the Illinois State Police. The F.A.C. is only valid for an active employee of a security or detective agency, upon termination of employment the card is rendered null and void and must be retuned to the issuing agency by law.

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How do I obtain a Firearm Owner IDentification F.O.I.D. Card (Gun Card)?

Mail in the application along with a photo attached and the required fee to the Illinois State Police

 

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Where can I have my Fingerprints Scanned? 

The following list is the current list provided by the State of Illinois D.F.P.R. and is provided here for your convenience.

 

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What should I bring for registration?

Two forms of Identification, one must have a valid U.S. social security number. Any necessary proof of certifications that are required for the course(s) you are signing up for. Any documentation that assesses or validates prior knowledge. The registration fee.

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Other useful links:

West Bend Mutual Typhoon Martial Arts

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