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Agency Mission

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s mission is to utilize responsive, innovative, transparent, and efficient (R.I.T.E.) governance to create an ideal regulatory environment that (1) allows economic growth to flourish, and (2) effectively optimizes consumer choice.

Strategic Vision

The IDFPR believes more can be done to ensure a faster, smarter and more accountable government — government that takes initiative to unite effective regulatory policy with exceptional service delivery. Uniting effective regulatory policy and exceptional service delivery allows the IDFPR to accomplish its primary objective as a regulator: mitigating the effects of negative market externalities. Effective management and consistent regulatory balance will benefit all Illinois citizens, making Illinois an ideal place to live and conduct business. By setting a clear strategic vision, the IDFPR will be better equipped to continuously track progress, and engage both its employees and customers in building a safe, accessible, and prosperous Illinois.

IDFPR Organization

The Division of Banking regulates, charters, and supervises state chartered banks, trust companies, savings institutions, mortgage banks, mortgage loan originators, pawnbrokers, check printers, and registered non-bank ATMs.
The Division of Financial Institutions regulates, and supervises non-banking financial institutions including credit unions, currency exchanges, title insurance underwriters, consumer credit services as well as a variety of other financial institutions.
The Division of Professional Regulation licenses and regulates over 1 million professionals and firms in Illinois including a variety of healthcare related professions such as doctors, nurses, and veterinarian, as well as a variety of occupational professions such as CPAs, barbers, engineers, and detectives.
The Division of Real Estate licenses and regulates professionals involved in the buying and selling of property, including real estate brokers, appraisers, auctioneers, community association managers and home inspectors.

More Information & Resources

    Boards & Committees - oversee and advise Illinois' elected officials, state agencies and organizations on a wide range of issues.

    Department Brochures - informative PDF documents that can be folded into a template, pamphlet or leaflet.

    Department FAQs - For further information and frequently asked questions please click here.

    Acts & Rules - Governing the IDFPR’s four operational divisions.