I just took my CCW a couple months ago in central IL. There was no time frame mentioned during my class. They do have you shoot at 3 different distances, 10 shots at each. We had a practice shoot the first day and the qualifying shoot the second day. I did much better on the practice shoot, I shot quickly. Then took my time on the qualifying shoot, too much time. I've shot quite a bit since I took the class and always do much better if I shoot as soon as I get on target. Be ware there is a 3 to 4 month wait to get the permit after you send in the paper work.