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Physician Professions Licensed by IDFPR:
  • Physician, Licensed
  • Physician Limited Temporary License
  • Physician Temporary License
  • Visiting Professor
  • Visiting Physician
  • Physician, Controlled Substance
  • Chiropractic Physician

License Information

    Illinois Now a State of Principal License Designate for Physicians

    Effective January 1, 2017, previously barred health care workers and first time applicants may become eligible for a license. Under the Department’s new process, a health care worker who was permanently revoked or denied due to a forcible felony may file a Petition for Review, which is currently available on the Department’s website. The review process does not apply to a forcible felony requiring registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, or a criminal battery against any patient in the course of patient care or treatment that is a forcible felony. Information about applying for licensure are available on the Department's website.

    Pursuant to Public Act 97-622 an individual applying for a physician or chiropractic physician license shall submit to a criminal background check. This requirement is effective for applications postmarked on or after February 2, 2015. Please note that individuals applying for temporary physician and visiting physician licenses are not required to submit to a criminal history background check. Criminal background checks will not be required for renewal or restoration applications. Instructions and information regarding this requirement are in the application packets. Please see the Fingerprint Information Bulletin below for important links and detailed information.

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    Registration for the USMLE Step 3 examination through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is no longer available. Call or visit the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website at for information on how to apply for USMLE Step 3. The FSMB may be contacted by phone at 817-868-4041 or via email at