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June 6, 2018 at 10:15 am #1823206
Hi everyone, I submitted my application on 5/31 on IDFPR website. I see some old threads said the processing would take 3-4 months before 2018 while others said they became licensed within 1-2 weeks after they submitted electronically. Does anyone apply for the license in IL recently? Can you share your timeline?June 6, 2018 at 11:17 am #1823305
I was licensed in March. I believe the process took less than 2 weeks.June 7, 2018 at 9:09 am #1824322
@Jennifer That is a fast process compared with CA and NY. I will be waiting for another week.June 8, 2018 at 8:41 pm #1826524
On the IDFPR application, there is a section that asks for CPE records. It says that it applies only if the IL certificate was issued more than 4 years prior to application, but it seems to require that you upload a document before proceeding on to the rest of the application.
Did you run into this, and if so what did you upload?
Also, when your license was officially issued, did you get an email notification or anything? Or do you just keep checking the IDFPR website?June 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm #1852216
Can anyone that has applied for licensure recently in IL answer the above question?
Thank you!June 27, 2018 at 6:58 pm #1852261
Hey, sorry, PJ! I’ve been kind of MIA on the boards lately.
I had CPE certificates, so I uploaded all from the last 3 years. I’m not sure what to say if you don’t have any CPE yet. In that case, I would probably call them and see what they are looking for.June 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm #1852267
Oh, and I just kept checking the site for my license. I think I got an email, but I already had my license by that point.June 28, 2018 at 8:27 am #1853215
@PJ I did see the section requiring CPE credit hours during the first time I went to IDFPR website. When I initiated my application, that section disappeared. I guess that probably because I answered the question that I obtained the certificate during the past 3 years. I am not sure. I am sure you do not have to worry about it as long as you obtained your certificate during the past 3 years then you can waive such requirement.
I waited more than 3 weeks to be licensed in IL. I expect the processing time will be longer due to the score release yesterday and more people passing their fourth sections.June 28, 2018 at 11:03 am #1853599JoetseParticipant
I just passed the CPA in Illinois, and they know if we're first time applicants, that section doesn't apply. Since we're applying within 4 years of attaining the certificate, that would mean it's not applicable. I would put N/A, and see if it takes without uploading anything. It should, because all first time applicants that just passed aren't required any CPEs for 3 years. I will be applying soon, after I get my employment experience verification from my former boss, and give an update here in a week. Also, I better file my 2017 taxes, even though we have until October 15 to do that.July 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm #1880701AnonymousInactive
@PJ i just had the same problem. did you ever get resolution. I just uploaded blank CPE forms since i dont need to have any per the requirements.July 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm #1880728
I spoke to the IDFPR the other day and she told me to just upload the copy of the certificate in that section and they would know that no CPE is required based on the date of the certificate.July 11, 2018 at 6:11 pm #1880842AnonymousInactive
thanks!July 19, 2018 at 7:39 am #1889775AnonymousInactive
I applied for my license on June 29th and I received my license today. Now its officially official.
I AM A CPA!June 25, 2019 at 8:51 am #2506623Data_75Participant
I ran into the CPE issue like many of you, I just uploaded a blank form when I got to that part. Below is my time frame of events
6/11 received final exam score
6/12 finished ethics exam
6/12 received certificate from IBOE (they submit these the 1st and 15th every month to IDFPR)
6/19 Submitted Application to IDFPR
6/24 Received License
I did not wait the two full weeks like ILBOE tells you to, guessing they say that since they only give IDFPR certificates twice a month. All in all it was a surprisingly smooth and fast process…Hope this helps.July 15, 2020 at 10:34 am #3050391OohGuest
If you got your initial CPA license, was it valid for only one year? Mine seems to expire the next year in Sep. I thought they gave you 3 years. I guess I am wrong.
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