No Search Results
If your search returns no results, try entering less information in the blanks.
Sometimes, a licensee isn't registered under the name you expect (Robert vs Bob or a first name rather than the middle name they go by).
Licensees may not be registered under the profession you expect - some profession types may be registered as a Professional Service Corporation rather than the profession itself. Some of the professions such as medical, accounting, etc., may fit this example.
When searching for a business, be sure to enter the name in the "Legal Business Name" blank rather than First or Last Name.
When searching by license number, be sure the state dropdown box is empty OR corresponds to the licensee's actual location. Some licensees do have an Illinois license but reside out-of-state. If they live in another state and you have "Illinois" selected, you won't be able to find their license in the search.
Too Many Search Results
If you receive a message that says "too many results found", it means that our system has more licensees that fit your search than we can display. Our system normally displays only the first 50 licensees that match the values you enter in the blanks. If this happens to you, try entering more information such as city or county (remember to select the state first - we only list Illinois counties). You could also enter the profession.
Can't Select a County
We only list the counties in Illinois so you need to select Illinois in the State dropdown box before you can pick a county to search by.
|Cancelled||may not practice|
|Chaperone Required||can only practice with a chaperone present|
|Closed||may not practive|
|Expired||may not practice|
|Inactive||may not practice|
|Inoperative||may not practice|
|Non Sufficient Fund Check||submitted NSF Fund; may practice until terminated/revoked/suspended|
|Non Sufficient Fund Terminated||may not practice|
|Not Renewed||may not practice|
|Probation||must practice within guidelines/restrictions of Order|
|Refuse to Renew||may practice till renewal date/then cease practice|
|Relinquish||may not practice|
|Revoked||may not practice|
|Suspended||may not practice|
|Terminated||may not practice|
Definitions of Enforcement Actions
*URGENT NOTICE* Until further notice please be aware that the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is in the process of moving all of the data from one database to a new database and because of this some of the reasons of disciplinary actions may temporarily not be available. The department is working diligently on moving this information and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Reprimand - A reprimand is an official record that the license has been disciplined but typically does not affect the status of the license or the licensee's ability to practice. In some instances the Department will specify conditions the licensee must follow which would not require any ongoing monitoring by DPR.
Probation - Professionals whose licenses are placed on probation are allowed to continue practicing subject to certain terms and conditions. The conditions imposed as part of an order of probation will vary depending on the circumstances of the case.
Orders of probation will also vary in length, but can be imposed indefinitely. In most cases, the disciplined professional would have to petition the Director of DPR to have an indefinite probation lifted.
During the period of probation, the professional is monitored by the Department's Probation Compliance Unit to ensure all terms and conditions are met.
Suspension - Professionals whose licenses have been suspended cannot practice during the period of suspension. The term of suspension can range from one day to indefinite. In many instances, the period of suspension is followed by probation.
Indefinite suspensions generally specify conditions the disciplined professional must meet in order to petition for reinstatement. Like indefinite probation, the professional must petition the Director of DPR to have an indefinite suspension lifted.
Revocation - Professionals cannot practice with a revoked license. A petition must be filed with the Director of DPRto have a revocation lifted.
Temporary Suspension - Several Illinois practice acts including medical, dental and pharmacy) give the Director of DPR authority to temporarily suspend a professional's license pending a hearing before the appropriate board or committee where the Director finds that a professional licensee's continuation in practice would constitute an immediate danger to the public. A hearing must be held within 15 days of the suspension. Professionals may not practice while temporarily suspended.
Fine - Monetary fines are another remedy available to the Department and are usually issued in conjunction with oneof the above disciplines.