Obtaining Your Illinois Nursing License

ILLINOIS BOARD OF NURSING

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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

James R Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL  60601
Phn:  312-814-2715 Fx:   312-814-3145

http://www.idfpr.com/PROFS/Info/nursing.asp

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$50.00

Approx 2-4 weeks upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp License

$25.00

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

Copies of ALL current active RN, LPN and Temp licenses

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state AND current license (send proof of NURSYS receipt)

No

Yes

Verification of licensure for RN and LPN in all states practiced within 5 yrs

- LPN verification needed ONLY if not licensed as RN in that state

No

Yes

Proof of fingerprint submission (receipt

Yes

Yes

Certificate of education signed by director of nursing school (submit with app)

- OR official transcripts with school seal affixed

No

Yes

Verification of employment completed by employer (submit with app)

No

Yes

Supporting document CCA (submit with app)

Yes

Yes

Request fingerprint card
www.idfpr.com

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely renewal

$60.00

Approx 4-6 weeks

Late renewal

$30 additional per yr

 

Restoration (exp more than 5 yrs)

$20 + payment of all lapsed renewal fees

 

Temp Fee

$25.00

 

*See IDFPR website for fee schedule.  Fees are subject to change.

Additional Info

License expire on May 31 of each even year
Must contact the board for Restoration form at 1-800-560-6420
20 hrs of approved CEs required per 2 year license renewal cycle
May apply for temp license - valid for 6 months.  Issued within 14 days upon receipt of completed application

Expired more than 5 years:

  • Verification of original state AND current license (send proof of NURSYS receipt)
  • Verification of licensure for RN and LPN in all states practiced within 5 yrs
  • Verification of employment
  • Copies of ALL current active RN, LPN and Temp licenses (only if applying for temp permit)

Verify an IL license 
https://www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookUp/LicenseLookup.asp

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address