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IDFPR Moves to Online Application for Controlled Substance Licensees

News Release – Thursday, June 8, 2017
Continuation of Rauner Administration Efforts to Modernize Government

SPRINGFIELD - Select medical professionals seeking to apply for their Controlled Substance license with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will now be required to submit and pay for their initial controlled substance application online via IDFPR’s Online Services Portal. The new online portal enables applicants to enter all required information electronically, including attachment of supplemental electronic documents. Once submitted, applicants may monitor their application’s status online as it moves through IDFPR’s review process.

Impacted professions include: Physician, Advance Practice Nurse, Veterinarian, Dentist, Optometrist, Physician Assistant and Podiatric Physician.

“Migrating our initial application process to an online format allows for a mutually beneficial arrangement that affords the added convenience and accuracy of online forms, while providing an added layer of transparency and security,” said Bryan A. Schneider, IDFPR Secretary. “By transitioning away from the paper application, we are able to streamline tasks that, ultimately, allow us to better serve our applicants and licensees with a faster, more modernized regulatory experience.”

IDFPR’s Division of Professional Regulation currently licenses over 1.1 million professionals in more than 200 license categories throughout the State of Illinois.

Individuals seeking to apply for their Controlled Substance license may do so by visiting IDFPR’s online initial application portal at: