September 1, 2021
The following is critical information regarding your Illinois CPA License/Registration which was originally scheduled to expire on September 30, 2021.   The Director of the Division of Professional Regulation has issued a variance extending the expiration of your Illinois CPA License and/or Registration to December 31, 2021.  IDFPR Variance CPA Renewal to 2021-12-31.

• RENEWAL NOTICE-Anticipate receiving a renewal notice email in the next 48 hours announcing that the Illinois CPA License/Renewal portal is open.  No paper notices will be sent.  You must have an updated email on file with IDFPR to receive the renewal notice.

• RENEWAL PORTAL-You will not be able to renew your license online until IDFPR opens the online renewal portal.  The new portal will have a different look than in the past and will require you to establish an account similar to commercial enterprises such as Amazon.

• CPE-Prior to renewing your CPA license, you must have completed all Continuing Professional Education requirements.  The Administrative Code provides that you complete your CPE requirements by September 30th.  The IDFPR Variance of expiration extension to December 31st does not extend to CPE and therefore, all efforts should be made for compliance in accordance with Administrative Code.   
The Government Relations Office continues to work with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on the license renewal process and associated issues. 
Stand by for your incoming renewal email from IDFPR incoming email from:   [email protected]