Renewing Your License


RENEWALS

CPAs and firms licensed as Public Accounting (PA) Firms must renew their CPA licenses and registrations every three years. 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.

License Type

  • CPA Individual License (Must Complete 120 hours of CPE, which includes 4 hours of ethics and one hour of sexual harassment prevention training)
    Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline to renew online with IDFPR has been extended to Dec. 31, 2021. Continuing professional education must be completed prior to renewing your license. Please also see our regulatory alert regarding the IDFPR licensing renewal portal opening. An account must be set up with IDFPR to renew your license. If you have technical issues with the portal and/or and setting up an account, please contact IDFPR directly at 800.560.6420 or at http://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp09.asp.

  • CPA Registration (No CPE Requirements)
    Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline to renew online with IDFPR for this designation has been extended to Dec. 31, 2021. Please also see our regulatory alert regarding the IDFPR licensing and registration renewal portal opening. An account must be set up with IDFPR to renew your license. If you have technical issues with the portal and/or and setting up an account, please contact IDFPR directly at 800.560.6420 or at http://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp09.asp.

  • Public Accounting (PA) Firm License
    Deadline: Nov. 30, 2021. The deadline to renew online with IDFPR for this license has been extended to Jan. 31, 2022.