Applications for examination are screened to determine eligibility based on the education and experience of the applicant. Eligible candidates are scheduled to take the proper examination. Examinations are given at regular intervals depending on the profession. Specific test dates are contained in the application package provided by the Department. Application packets may be downloaded from our Web site by clicking on the specific profession under "Profession Selection." Candidates passing the examination and meeting all other requirements for licensure are then licensed by the Department.
Individuals who are already licensed in another state may apply for an Illinois license by endorsement from that state, or acceptance of that state's examination. Applicants from other states may not be required to pass an examination in Illinois if they meet requirements set forth in the professional licensing statutes and rules, such as proof of education, testing and experience. However, a license will not be issued until the Department has received and approved all documentation.
Inquiries regarding individuals currently licensed by the Department; i.e., licensure verification, certification of licensure to another state, address change, name change, and restoration of a license may be directed to the Licensure Maintenance Unit. Access the Department's Web Site at http://www.dpr.state.il.us for the following: LICENSE LOOKUP Look up an individual or entity holding a professional license with IDPR PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION E-mail a question regarding licensure Download a copy of professional licensure acts & rules Make an address change Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Committees/Boards If you prefer, you may also fax your request to 217-557-8073 or call 217-782-0458.
Application & Licensure Requests
Inquiries regarding licensure requirements, examination dates, or the status of a pending application, may contact the Technical Assistance Unit at 217-782-8556. Application packets may be downloaded from our Web site by clicking on the specific profession under "Profession Selection."
Inquiries regarding certification of licensure to another state, name change, or restoration of a license may contact the Licensure Maintenance Unit at 217-782-0458. The following information pertaining to licensure is available on our web site:
Look up an individual or entity holding a professional license either by name or license number
Information for the professions which are currently renewing their licenses
Download a copy of professional licensure acts & rules
E-mail a question regarding a profession
Make an address change
If you prefer, you may also fax your request to 217-557-8073 or call 217-782-0458.
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