IDFPR Announces License Renewal Flexibilities
March 20, 2020
On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced several proactive measures to help professional licensees and education providers in light of the challenges confronting all Illinoisans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the limitation of in-person course availability and to further reduce contact between individuals, the Department has issued a series of variances that provide relief from the provisions of certain Administrative Rules pertaining to license renewal terms and to continuing education requirements.
Any professional licenses issued by IDFPR that have renewal dates between March 1, 2020 through and including July 31, 2020 are granted an automatic extension to renew to Sept. 30, 2020. Additionally, all current licensees under the department’s jurisdiction whose license renewal deadlines fall within the period beginning March 1, 2020 through and including July 31, 2020 shall have up to, and including, Sept. 30, 2020 to complete their continuing education coursework. A complete list of professions that are affected is available here.