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How to Obtain Identification (ID) and Password (PW)

First-Time Candidate

If you have never submitted an application via mail or the Online System before (used to view scores, pay for and submit applications, verification requests, etc.), please do the following:

  1. Go to the Online System
  2. Create a new account.

Returning Candidate

A.  If you have submitted an application via mail and never used the Online System before (used to          view scores, submit applications, fees, etc.), please follow the following instructions:                                                                                                                       

  1. Submit the Online Access Request form (you will be notified via e-mail when the request is processed).
  2. Once you have access, go to the Online System, select “Forgot PW” and follow the instructions.
  3. Copy and paste the temporary password received into the Online System as the "'Old Password" and follow the instructions.
  4. Submit the desired application(s) and fee(s), if applicable.***

*** If you are submitting a Re-Exam application, please review the Payment Coupon and NTS sections before selecting the Online Applications link & submitting the application and fee(s).   

If you are Certified, please select the link the contains your Certification number in order to access the related applications. ***

B.  If you have used the Online System, your ID is the full e-mail address last provided to us.

      If you no longer have access to this e-mail, follow instructions 1-4 listed above under letter "A".

      If you forgot your PW, please follow instructions 2-4 listed above under letter "A". 

Having Trouble?

Do NOT use Google Chrome as your internet browser.

If you attempted to log in unsuccessfully too many times and are locked out of the system, simply shut down the internet browser, bring it back up and manually type in our address.

*** Do not allow the browser to auto enter the web address.  

You must MANUALLY type it. ***

Illinois Board of Examiners

The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903. Learn More »

1120 E. Diehl Rd Suite 107, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 815-753-8900 Fax: 815-753-8953 Email: help@ilboe.org
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST