Welcome to the Illinois Licensure Requirements from IDFPR

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has issued a series of continuing education requirements for licensed professionals. Advocate Aurora Health has several offerings to help our licensed professionals meet these requirements. Requirements are subject to change, and each professional is responsible for ensuring that they are meeting the requirements for their licensure. 

Nurses: Click here for complete information about IL state licensure requirements for Nursing. All requirements below count towards the 20 CE hours for RNs/LPNs and 80 CE hours for APRNs. The next renewal deadline is May 31, 2024.

Physicians:  Click here for complete information about IL state licensure requirements. All of the special CME requirements noted count toward the 150 CME hours required for renewal.  The next renewal deadline is July 31, 2023.

Licensure Resources

Implicit Bias
Every licensed healthcare professional is required to take one hour of training on recognizing implicit bias in health care.

Sexual Harassment Prevention
Every licensed professional in Illinois (required to complete continuing education) is required to complete 1 hour of continuing education on sexual harassment prevention.

  • New module coming April 2023

Recognizing Dementia
Every licensed healthcare professional who has direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and above must take one hour of training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This requirement is not applicable to pharmacists or pharmacy techs. 

Controlled substance license holders must complete 3 CME hours on safe opioid prescribing practices offered or accredited by a professional association, state government agency, or federal agency. CME taken by physicians as a requirement for licensure in another state, or for purposes of board certification application or renewal, count towards this new requirement. AAH education to help you meet these requirements. Additional modules coming April 2023:

Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse
Clinicians who treat children must complete this training requirement once every six years. Please note that by clicking on the link below, you will be leaving our CE Learning Platform.  You will need to register for an account and the system will track the completion for this course.