Controlled Substances Professions Licensed by IDFPR:
  • APN Controlled Substances
  • Dentist Controlled Substances
  • Veterinarian Controlled Substances
  • Optometrist Controlled Substances
  • Drug Distributor / Manufacturer Controlled Substances
  • Podiatric Physician Controlled Substances, Registered
  • Physician Surgeon Controlled Substances, Licensed
  • Physician Assistant, Licensed
  • Other Controlled Substances Activities

License Information

    IDFPR Moves to Online Application for Controlled Substance Licensees
    IMPORTANT NOTICE for Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Controlled Substances / Schedule II
    Please be advised that Controlled Substances Registration applications and printed licenses will no longer specifically reference or include the 'N' designation. Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act narcotic and non-narcotic schedules are combined and the 'N' designation is not needed. The lack of 'N' designation does not prevent or affect the ability of Illinois licensed practitioners to prescribe, dispense or order narcotic drugs to the extent allowed by law. The DEA is aware of this change. Questions regarding 'N' designations on DEA registrations should be directed to the DEA at their website ( or by phone at 312-353-7875.

    PLEASE NOTE: this change does not apply to Controlled Substances Registrations issued under the Humane Euthanasia Act.