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Southern Illinois Security Classes in Marion, IL

With experienced instructors William and Goldie at the helm, HBT Southern Illinois will provide top-notch instruction in security principles and techniques.

This new location allows us to expand our world-class security education to the Southern IL area (Marion, IL). We look forward to training the next generation of security professionals and serving communities with ethical, highly-qualified officers.


Gun Range
2406 N. Skyline Drive
Marion, IL

28-hour Basic Firearm Training

For those aiming to become certified armed Security Officers, our second 28-hour firearms course is designed to meet your needs. This comprehensive training aligns with the Illinois State mandate, fulfilling the 20/48 hour requirements for both unarmed and armed private security training as outlined in the Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.

20-hour Basic Security (PERC)

If you’re aspiring to embark on a career in the security industry as an unarmed Certified Security Officer in Illinois, HBT’s first 20-hour course is tailor-made for you. Not only does this course pave the way for a rewarding security profession, but it also equips you with the skills to elevate your current job role while obtaining a state certificate.

Course Overview

Upon successful completion of these courses, students are eligible to apply for their IDFPR PERC Card or their IDFPR Firearm Control Card. Please note that the class fee excludes the PERC card registration fee and the cost of the fingerprint background check. Take the first step towards a promising security career with us!

  • Firearm safety
  • Loading, unloading, care and cleaning of firearm
  • FOID Act, Illinois Concealed Carry Act
  • Use of force: defense of a person, defense of a dwelling, defense of other property, and unlawful use of a weapon
  • State and Federal laws
  • Situational awareness
  • Written Exam
  • Dry fire drills, weapon retention
  • Live fire qualifications


Gun Range
2506 N. Skyline Drive
Marion, IL

Things You Need for Class

  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • FOID Card if you have one (you don’t need one to take the class)
  • Paper, Pen or Pencil
  • Rigid Belt and Holster for your firearm
  • You can rent a firearm and buy ammunition at the range if you don’t have one
  • Please read over our FAQs and Cancelation Policy.

Register TODAY!

Register today for our Southern Region Security Classes. Please read over our FAQs and Cancelation Policy.

Upcoming Classes

New classes will be posted regularly.

Are you 65 years of age or older?  Make sure you choose the “Senior Price” when you register to receive a 10% discount.