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NURSES: Renew your licenses online here before the May 31, 2024 deadline! Contact our call center at 1-800-560-6420 if you have questions. Go here for help retrieving your user name and here for help resetting your password.

Need to file a complaint against a professional or entity we license? Learn how to do so with the appropriate Division by going here.

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 - In Renewal!
  • Other Controlled Substances Activities

License Information

Online Renewal & Instructions


  • We have a new Third Party Authorization for licensure applicants, which may be found here! This is for applicants to authorize individuals or companies to contact IDFPR on your behalf regarding your application. All other versions of the form will no longer be accepted by the Department starting May 1, 2024.
  • Important Notice for all Controlled Substance Licensees
  • 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.

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