Licensing & Registration
The most recent renewal cycle ended Sept. 30, 2012. The next renewal cycle ends Sept. 30, 2015.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) stopped accepting new applications for the "Registered CPA" category on June 30, 2012. All active registrations as of June 30th will be grandfathered and renewable for life.
Actively Registered CPAs (1) may use the "CPA" designation, (2) can perform accountancy activities except for attestation services (audits and reviews), (3) do not have a CPE requirement and (4) are not exempt from the IRS requirements for the Registered Tax Return Preparer designation (exam and education requirements)
Registered CPAs have to renew every 3 years with IDFPR in order to stay in compliance. The most recent renewal cycle ended Sept. 30, 2012. The next renewal cycle ends Sept. 30, 2015.
Questions, comments, feedback contact:
Jill Loeser, Manager, Government Relations
217.789.7914 or 800.572.9870 (Illinois only)