2018 is a license renewal year for Illinois CPAs, CPA firms, and professional service corporations.
The license renewal notification process has significantly changed.
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CPAs and firms licensed as Public Accounting (PA) Firms must renew their CPA licenses every three years. Firms licensed as Professional Service Corporations (PSC) must renew their licenses annually. These renewals are on a set schedule set by the licensing body, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Licenses are renewed online on the website of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. In lieu of paper reminders/renewal forms, IDFPR has implemented an electronic license reminder notification process. Licensees are strongly encouraged to visit IDFPR's online address change webpage to provide a current email address and ensure contact information is up-to-date and accurate.
- CPA Individual License (Must Complete 120 hours of CPE, including 4 hours of ethics)
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018
- Public Accounting (PA) Firm License
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018
- Professional Service Firm (PSC) License
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2018