IDFPR new nursing paperless licensing renewal system

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CHICAGO – Secretary Bryan A. Schneider of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is pleased to announce that paperless licensing and renewals have now been implemented for the professions licensed and regulated by the Divisions of Real Estate and Professional Regulation.   The move to paperless technology is part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the state’s regulatory agency and will save the state nearly $3 million in postage, paper and printing costs over the next five years.

Effective immediately, IDFPR is enacting a paperless renewal process and a shift to an electronic verification of licensure for professions licensed and regulated by IDFPR.  Submission of renewals for nurses will begin approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date (5/31/16); renewal should be completed online via IDFPR’s website  Once a renewal is successfully processed, licensees will receive an email that may be used as proof of licensure.  Proof of licensure may also be found via IDFPR’s License Lookup.  In the near future, licensees will be provided access to a digital, printable copy of their license.

Licensees are strongly encouraged to visit IDFPR’s online address change webpage

to provide a current email address and ensure contact information is up-to-date and accurate.

In lieu of the paper postcard reminder, IDFPR has also implemented an electronic license reminder notification process for all professions that are not legally required to receive paper notifications. Licensees that had relied upon the renewal postcard PIN notification for renewing their licenses or for employee E-Batch renewal, may access that information via the license renewal webpage located at IDFPR’s website Licensees will be prompted to provide additional information for security authentication.


Licensees may renew without a PIN/Personal Identification Number by using two of the following:

social security number

date of birth 

IL license number


E-batch renewal: If one's employer is submitting e-batch renewal, an individual may obtain a PIN number, please go to the individual license renewal page, login by using two of the following: date of birth, social security number or license number - and the subsequent page will receive a PIN number.


Bulk License Lookup provides an efficient way to check on multiple professional licenses with a minimum amount of time and effort.
To use Bulk License Lookup, you must enter the login information established by your company at the time of registration; best practice is to use one login for all access from the same firm.
For Bulk License Lookup


Additional information is available on the IDFPR Paperless Licensing FAQ sheet


Updates will continue to be highlighted on the IDFPR website: