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  • Illinois Nursing License, Renewal and Verification Information

    Illinois Nursing licenseBeyond the manmade and natural beauty of the state, Illinois also offers nurses many opportunities for those seeking to advance their careers.

    NursesRx can assist you in getting your nursing license in Illinois. Simply fill out the form to the right or check out more information on how to get your Illinois nursing license below.

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    How to Get an Illinois Nursing License

    Before you get a nursing license in Illinois you need to know these facts:

    • To get your Illinois nursing license via examination the fee is $98
    • Illinois is not currently a member of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact.
    • To obtain your Illinois nursing license, all individuals must pass the NCLEX exam ($200 payed to Pearson Vue)

    Illinois Nursing License Verification

    Need to verify your nursing license in Illinois? You can complete the Illinois nursing license verification process here.

    You can receive verification of your Illinois nursing license or LPN license on the Nurseys website. You can also send verification of your Illinois nursing license to another state here.

    Illinois Nursing License Renewal

    If you already have your Illinois nursing license, here’s what you should know about renewing your license: 

    • IIllinois nursing license renewal fee is $80 renewal for RNs
    • Illinois nursing license lasts 2 years
    • 120 hours of continuing education are required for the two years proceeding your Illinois nursing license renewal.

    Additional Information and Links

    Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

    100 West Randolph, 9th Floor 

    Chicago, IL 60601 


    320 W. Washington, 3rd Floor 

    Springfield, IL 62786

    Website:  https://www.idfpr.com/profs/nursing.asp 

    Phone:  1 (800) 560-6420

    You can email the Illinois Board of Nursing here.

  • Illinois Nursing License Assistance

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