Licensed and/or Registered CPAs who have let their CPA license or registration lapse 9.30.18 may restore it by the following processes:

LICENSED CPA RESTORATION:

Please see the Administrative Code rules for restoration of a license in Illinois: To restore your license, you will need to send the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation a letter (there is no online form available, and it has been less than 5 years that your license was active). In the letter include your license number (if you don’t have your license number, you can do a search for it on the IDFPR website), proof of 120 hours (unless 9.30.18 was your first renewal) of CPE including 4 of ethics—it must be copies of the certificates or a transcript from the Illinois CPA Society or similar provider--taken within the preceding 3 years of the date of your letter (see the rules on CPE) and any updated address information and email address information you may have. You will no longer receive renewal forms in the mail as all renewals are sent via email. Indicate to them that you are not in arrears of any Illinois child support and include a statement whether or not your license is subject to peer review. Include a check for $170.00 made payable to IDFPR--the fee includes $120.00 for the licensing fee for the 9/30/18 renewal and the rest is for a lapse fee since the license was not placed on inactive. See the rule on fees. This should be sent to: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Attn: Division of Professional Regulation, P.O. Box 7086, Springfield, IL  62791 (or street address at 320 W. Washington Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL  62786). 

REGISTERED CPA RESTORATION:

Please see the Administrative Code rules for restoration of a registration in Illinois. To restore your registration, you will need to send the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation a letter (there is no online form available). In the letter include your registration number, (if you don’t have your registration number, you can do a search for it on the IDFPR website) as well as any updated address and email address information you may have. You will no longer receive renewal forms in the mail as all renewals are sent via email. Indicate to them that you are not in arrears of any Illinois child support and include a check for $140.00 made payable to IDFPR. This includes $90.00 registration fee for the 9/30/18 renewal and $50.00 for a lapse fee. See the rule on fees. This should be sent to: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Attn: Division of Professional Regulation, P.O. Box 7086, Springfield, IL  62791 (or street address at 320 W. Washington Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL  62786). 



Note:  The Registered CPA Title closed in 2012.  To restore a Registered CPA credential, you must have been a Registered CPA prior to the title closing in 2012.