The Division of Licensing and Testing has the responsibility, in conjunction with advisory boards and committees, of determining the qualification of candidates applying for licensure under the licensing Acts administered by the Division of Professional Regulations.
- APPLICATION PROCESSING
Applications for licensure by endorsement, reciprocity or acceptance by examination are processed by two application sections within the Division. Professional Services and Health Services sections process applications for 60+ professions encompassing 200+ licensure categories. Each of the sections is staffed by Division liaisons to the various professional board and committees assigned to their sections. This close association provides the ability to interact in the best interest of both the Division and the professions.
The responsibility of coordinating the examination of approximately 35,000 licensure candidates rests with the Testing Section. Those responsibilities include ensuring the accuracy of exam scores, assisting in the eligibility of exam candidates, and coordinating requests made under the Americans with Disabilities Act between the testing service and the Division. Testing is also responsible for coordinating contracts with vendors, corresponding with applicants, vendors and testing services and resolving applicant complaints.
- LICENSURE MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
It is the responsibility of the Licensure Maintenance and Technical Assistance Section to oversee the maintenance of more than one million licensure records including renewals, restoration, inactive requests, status checks, duplication of licenses, corrections, data changes, certification of licensee records, and verifications of licensure. Additionally, the section is responsible for providing all form and application requests received by prospective licensees, answering phone and walk-in inquires from the licensees and providing information to other divisions of the Department. It is the responsibility of Technical Assistance Section to provide information to the public regarding status of applications, qualifications for licensure, and approved programs and sponsors.
- HELPFUL HINTS
You may verify a license, email a question regarding specific profession regulated by the Division, download copies of Illinois law governing licensed professionals, and download license applications, from the website www.idfpr.com If you do not have an access to the Internet, you may call the Department at 1-800-560-6420 for license renewals questions, license status checks, or information pertaining to an already licensed individual or entity. To receive applications for licensure, or informations on becoming licensed in Illinois, contact 1-800-560-6420. You may also write a letter (using the proper speed code as indicated in parentheses) at:
Division of Professional Regulation
Department of Financial and
320 West Washington, (speed code)
Springfield, Illinois 62786
Verification of licensure status (LMU1)
Certifications of licensure records, which include the Director's signature and Division seal as required by other regulatory agencies. require a fee of $20 (CSH3)
Address Changes may be made on the website, or writing the Division (LMU1)
Name Changes must be sent with a proof of a name change (LMU1). If a license indicating a new name is required, follow the instructions for receiving a duplicate license.
Corrected or Duplicate licenses require a fee of $20 (CSH3)