August 9, 2021

In our ongoing efforts to keep you informed of the 2021 CPA license/registration renewal process, this communication will augment our Regulatory Update dated and sent on July 13, 2021. This year is a license renewal year for Illinois Certified Public Accountants. Illinois CPA license and registrations expire on September 30, 2021.

--The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has not sent CPA license/registration renewal notices at this time.  

--IDFPR has not opened the CPA license renewal window at this time due to IT system upgrades. 

--You will not be able to renew your license online until IDFPR opens the online renewal portal. You can watch on the IDFPR website for when renewals open on their Public Accounting webpage. When renewals open, the license renewal icon on this page will indicate “In Renewal” in green letters above it. It currently reads “Not in renewal” in red letters.

--The Illinois CPA Society Government Relations Office continues to communicate with IDFPR.  Once it has been determined that the CPA license/registrations renewal portal is open, we will provide you with an immediate update.

--In the meantime, based on all available information, we highly recommend that you be prepared for when the renewal portal opens by having your CPE completed and other licensure requirements.
Further information will be disseminated as it becomes available.