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The CPA License

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

You have received your certification letter, which contains your certificate number. Soon you can go to the IDFPR to apply for a license.

We report our certified candidates to the IDFPR on the 1st and 15th of every month. Please allow the IDFPR 2 weeks from that date to update their records. After that second week, feel free to apply for licensure.

I received my license!

With a license from the IDFPR, you can now legally hold yourself to the public as a CPA. If you do not get a license, you can only describe yourself as “Successfully completed the CPA exam.”

Illinois is a two-tier state. Once you have completed your journey by obtaining your certificate, you will no longer conduct business with us. Any questions about licensing should be asked of the IDFPR.