Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Official page of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. IDFPR Main Office Locations

Chicago Office
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 1-312-814-4500
Toll Free: 1-888-4REGUL8 or 1-888-473-4858

Springfield Office
320 West Washington
Springfield, Illinois 62786
Phone: 1-217-785-0800
Toll Free: 1-888-4REGUL8 or 1-888-473-4858

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Please join us in wishing a happy retirement to Doreen Frederick! Doreen worked as an administrative assistant in the Cu...
08/31/2021

Please join us in wishing a happy retirement to Doreen Frederick!

Doreen worked as an administrative assistant in the Currency Exchange Section of our Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) for almost 25 years. Doreen’s contributions helped the Section evolve in its regulation of the industry and the examination process of currency exchanges during her more than two decades of public service.

Acting Secretary Mario Treto, Jr. and DFI Director Francisco Menchaca presented Doreen with a certificate of appreciation today. We wish her the very best in her retirement!

Please join us in wishing a happy retirement to Doreen Frederick!

Doreen worked as an administrative assistant in the Currency Exchange Section of our Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) for almost 25 years. Doreen’s contributions helped the Section evolve in its regulation of the industry and the examination process of currency exchanges during her more than two decades of public service.

Acting Secretary Mario Treto, Jr. and DFI Director Francisco Menchaca presented Doreen with a certificate of appreciation today. We wish her the very best in her retirement!

***SCAM ALERT*** We want to warn you of a new phone scam where the caller claims to be an investigator from IDFPR. The s...
08/30/2021

***SCAM ALERT***

We want to warn you of a new phone scam where the caller claims to be an investigator from IDFPR. The scammer spoofs the call number to make it appear like it is from a Department number (312-814-6910, 800-560-6420, or 888-473-4858). At least one call has been reported in Illinois already.

Please be advised:

• Department investigators will never call someone and demand a social security number.

• Never give your credit card number or personal identifying information over the phone if you did not initiate the call.

• Department investigators will not provide 888-473-4858, 312-814-6910, or 800-560-6420 as their call back number.

• Be wary of callers who try to intimidate you into making a quick decision or ask you to "act immediately."

• If you think you have received one of these calls, please call 847-294-4900 to verify the call you received.

For more information on the different types of phone scams, please go to the Illinois Attorney General’s website: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/index.html

***SCAM ALERT***

We want to warn you of a new phone scam where the caller claims to be an investigator from IDFPR. The scammer spoofs the call number to make it appear like it is from a Department number (312-814-6910, 800-560-6420, or 888-473-4858). At least one call has been reported in Illinois already.

Please be advised:

• Department investigators will never call someone and demand a social security number.

• Never give your credit card number or personal identifying information over the phone if you did not initiate the call.

• Department investigators will not provide 888-473-4858, 312-814-6910, or 800-560-6420 as their call back number.

• Be wary of callers who try to intimidate you into making a quick decision or ask you to "act immediately."

• If you think you have received one of these calls, please call 847-294-4900 to verify the call you received.

For more information on the different types of phone scams, please go to the Illinois Attorney General’s website: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/index.html

A reminder that all professional licensees whose license requires CE are now required to complete a one-hour CE course i...
08/27/2021

A reminder that all professional licensees whose license requires CE are now required to complete a one-hour CE course in sexual harassment prevention training to renew their license by the renewal deadline.

Any approved CE sponsor or education provider for any DRE or DPR professions may provide this course. Please see our FAQs for the Division of Professional Regulation and Division of Real Estate if you have any questions.

Our FAQs: https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/Combined%20Sexual%20Harassment%20CE%20FAQs.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1_yk4017_PJCznDcIuMbAEqjptFTLV_sjA376e_5eeRHT9yYEkWoymj-Y

A reminder that all professional licensees whose license requires CE are now required to complete a one-hour CE course in sexual harassment prevention training to renew their license by the renewal deadline.

Any approved CE sponsor or education provider for any DRE or DPR professions may provide this course. Please see our FAQs for the Division of Professional Regulation and Division of Real Estate if you have any questions.

Our FAQs: https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/Combined%20Sexual%20Harassment%20CE%20FAQs.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1_yk4017_PJCznDcIuMbAEqjptFTLV_sjA376e_5eeRHT9yYEkWoymj-Y

UPDATE: THE LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ILLINOIS COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY...
08/25/2021

UPDATE: THE LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ILLINOIS COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 9:30AM HAS BEEN MOVED TO 320 W. WASHINGTON STREET IN SPRINGFIELD, ROOM 258 ON THE 2ND FLOOR. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND IN-PERSON, PLEASE CHECK-IN WITH SECURITY ON THE 1ST FLOOR UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING. PARKING METERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT ON W. WASHINGTONS ST. WEBEX INFORMATION WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

UPDATE: THE LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ILLINOIS COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 9:30AM HAS BEEN MOVED TO 320 W. WASHINGTON STREET IN SPRINGFIELD, ROOM 258 ON THE 2ND FLOOR. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND IN-PERSON, PLEASE CHECK-IN WITH SECURITY ON THE 1ST FLOOR UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING. PARKING METERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT ON W. WASHINGTONS ST. WEBEX INFORMATION WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

A reminder that new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will take effect on August 31 to help pre...
08/25/2021

A reminder that new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will take effect on August 31 to help prevent a surge in foreclosures as federal foreclosure moratoria are phased out.

Please see what’s all included in the informational graphic below!

A reminder that new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will take effect on August 31 to help prevent a surge in foreclosures as federal foreclosure moratoria are phased out.

Please see what’s all included in the informational graphic below!

Secretary Treto and Deputy Secretary Isaac met with the Illinois CPA Society at their 2021 Annual Summit. Certified Publ...
08/24/2021

Secretary Treto and Deputy Secretary Isaac met with the Illinois CPA Society at their 2021 Annual Summit. Certified Public Accountants continue to provide important insights throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, from navigating issues such as the Paycheck Protection Program to employee retention credits. Learn more on how to become a licensed CPA here: https://www.idfpr.com/profs/pa.asp

Secretary Treto and Deputy Secretary Isaac met with the Illinois CPA Society at their 2021 Annual Summit. Certified Public Accountants continue to provide important insights throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, from navigating issues such as the Paycheck Protection Program to employee retention credits. Learn more on how to become a licensed CPA here: https://www.idfpr.com/profs/pa.asp

UPDATE: THE LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ILLINOIS COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY...
08/23/2021

UPDATE: THE LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ILLINOIS COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 9:30AM HAS BEEN MOVED TO 320 W. WASHINGTON STREET IN SPRINGFIELD, ROOM 258 ON THE 2ND FLOOR. PLEASE CHECK-IN WITH SECURITY ON THE 1ST FLOOR UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING. PARKING METERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING ON W. WASHINGTON ST. THE FLYER ATTACHED BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE. WEBEX INFORMATION WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

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A reminder, we're hosting a public meeting regarding the new Illinois Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on Thursday at 9:30am at the IEMA Building in Springfield!

Remember, you will not be able to comment during the hearing unless you’ve first provided written comments at least 24 hours before the hearing.

UPDATE: THE LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ILLINOIS COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 9:30AM HAS BEEN MOVED TO 320 W. WASHINGTON STREET IN SPRINGFIELD, ROOM 258 ON THE 2ND FLOOR. PLEASE CHECK-IN WITH SECURITY ON THE 1ST FLOOR UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING. PARKING METERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING ON W. WASHINGTON ST. THE FLYER ATTACHED BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE. WEBEX INFORMATION WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

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A reminder, we're hosting a public meeting regarding the new Illinois Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on Thursday at 9:30am at the IEMA Building in Springfield!

Remember, you will not be able to comment during the hearing unless you’ve first provided written comments at least 24 hours before the hearing.

It's Family Day at the Illinois State Fair!When considering professional services to be done for your family, first make...
08/22/2021

It's Family Day at the Illinois State Fair!

When considering professional services to be done for your family, first make sure you are working with a professional licensed by IDFPR. You can check if an individual is licensed with us by using the License Lookup tool on our website.

https://online-dfpr.micropact.com/lookup/licenselookup.aspx

It's Family Day at the Illinois State Fair!

When considering professional services to be done for your family, first make sure you are working with a professional licensed by IDFPR. You can check if an individual is licensed with us by using the License Lookup tool on our website.

https://online-dfpr.micropact.com/lookup/licenselookup.aspx

Do you need to file a complaint against a licensed professional or financial services provider? Are you aware of profess...
08/21/2021

Do you need to file a complaint against a licensed professional or financial services provider? Are you aware of professional services being performed by unlicensed individuals? You can file a complaint by heading to our website: https://idfpr.com/Admin/Complaints.asp

Do you need to file a complaint against a licensed professional or financial services provider? Are you aware of professional services being performed by unlicensed individuals? You can file a complaint by heading to our website: https://idfpr.com/Admin/Complaints.asp

It's First Responder Day at the Illinois State Fair!Do not wait until an emergency to have a doctor. While we cannot dir...
08/20/2021

It's First Responder Day at the Illinois State Fair!

Do not wait until an emergency to have a doctor. While we cannot direct you to a physician to be your doctor, we do have tips and steps for you to follow to make it easier for you to do so (along with other licensed professionals in the state). Learn more by going checking out our "Choosing Your Doctor" brochure here:https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/Brochures/ChoosingYourDoctor.pdf

It's First Responder Day at the Illinois State Fair!

Do not wait until an emergency to have a doctor. While we cannot direct you to a physician to be your doctor, we do have tips and steps for you to follow to make it easier for you to do so (along with other licensed professionals in the state). Learn more by going checking out our "Choosing Your Doctor" brochure here:https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/Brochures/ChoosingYourDoctor.pdf

Wondering about Bitcoin, Ethereum or other cryptocurrencies? Check out our latest podcast with Lamont K. Black to find o...
08/18/2021
Episode 24: Cryptocurrency

Wondering about Bitcoin, Ethereum or other cryptocurrencies? Check out our latest podcast with Lamont K. Black to find out what they are, how they work, what they do, and how to purchase them if interested!

Ever wonder why everyone is talking about Bitcoin, Ethereum or all the other cryptocurrencies? Check out our latest podcast with Lamont K. Black to find out what they are, how they work, what they do,

It's Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair!On March 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the Predatory Loan Prevention...
08/18/2021

It's Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair!

On March 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the Predatory Loan Prevention Act (PLPA) into law. The PLPA contains new protections for Illinoisans who borrow money or make purchases on credit from certain types of lenders. This includes prohibiting loans made after March 23 with an annual percentage rate of more than 36%.

Check out our consumer frequently asked questions (FAQs) in the graphic below.

It's Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair!

On March 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the Predatory Loan Prevention Act (PLPA) into law. The PLPA contains new protections for Illinoisans who borrow money or make purchases on credit from certain types of lenders. This includes prohibiting loans made after March 23 with an annual percentage rate of more than 36%.

Check out our consumer frequently asked questions (FAQs) in the graphic below.

On Tuesday, a team from the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) held a panel presentation for federal qualified he...
08/18/2021

On Tuesday, a team from the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) held a panel presentation for federal qualified health centers. The panelists teamed up to discuss how DPR handles medical regulation and investigations, along with what can be grounds for discipline.

We wish to thank the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (the only association of community health centers in Illinois, which serves almost 400 sites) for hosting us and our team for conducting this panel discussion!

Dr. Shami Goyal
Dr. Joseph Fojtik
Dr. John Zander
Dr. Mary Ranieli
Dr. Robert Mosley
Munaza Aman
Michele Bromberg
Luci Pardy
Priscilla Chapman

(Pictured: Dr. Shami Goyal, IDFPR’s Chief Medical Coordinator, discusses the process for medical complaints and investigations.)

On Tuesday, a team from the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) held a panel presentation for federal qualified health centers. The panelists teamed up to discuss how DPR handles medical regulation and investigations, along with what can be grounds for discipline.

We wish to thank the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (the only association of community health centers in Illinois, which serves almost 400 sites) for hosting us and our team for conducting this panel discussion!

Dr. Shami Goyal
Dr. Joseph Fojtik
Dr. John Zander
Dr. Mary Ranieli
Dr. Robert Mosley
Munaza Aman
Michele Bromberg
Luci Pardy
Priscilla Chapman

(Pictured: Dr. Shami Goyal, IDFPR’s Chief Medical Coordinator, discusses the process for medical complaints and investigations.)

Secretary Treto stopped by the Illinois State Fair today for Ag Day! He met with Illinois Department of Agriculture Dire...
08/17/2021

Secretary Treto stopped by the Illinois State Fair today for Ag Day! He met with Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Costello during the Ag Day Breakfast before checking in at the Governor’s Tent. Be sure to visit our table there to grab a brochure and learn more about the Department and consumer safety in Illinois!

It's Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair!We want to help you “plant seeds” for your financial success. Check out ...
08/17/2021
Making Cents of Money

It's Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair!

We want to help you “plant seeds” for your financial success. Check out our very own podcast, Making Cents of Money! Hosted by our Division of Banking and the University of Illinois System, the financial-focused series delves into a variety of topics (such as credit, banking, and saving for college and retirement) in a fun, easy to understand format.

“Making Cents of Money” is available on iTunes, Google Play, and SoundCloud.

Listen to Making Cents of Money | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.

Nurse coordinator Michele Bromberg, along with Luci Pardy and Priscilla Chapman, took part in a virtual Question & Answe...
08/16/2021

Nurse coordinator Michele Bromberg, along with Luci Pardy and Priscilla Chapman, took part in a virtual Question & Answer discussion with the ICAHN - Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network this morning. Our team answered questions about the Nurse Practice Act and what it says about licensing and scope of practice for the professions the Act regulates.

We wish to thank our team for participating and ICAHN for hosting us!

Nurse coordinator Michele Bromberg, along with Luci Pardy and Priscilla Chapman, took part in a virtual Question & Answer discussion with the ICAHN - Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network this morning. Our team answered questions about the Nurse Practice Act and what it says about licensing and scope of practice for the professions the Act regulates.

We wish to thank our team for participating and ICAHN for hosting us!

It's Senior and Scout Day at the Illinois State Fair!Senior citizens are also a frequent target for scammers. Check out ...
08/16/2021

It's Senior and Scout Day at the Illinois State Fair!

Senior citizens are also a frequent target for scammers. Check out the link below from the FDIC’s Money Smart financial education program. It describes the types of scams that seniors are most likely to face, risks that could lead to identity theft, and how financial exploitation can be reported.

https://www.idfpr.com/Consumers/IFLI/PDF/Money%20Smart%20Resource%20Guide%202019.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0kS3lxQld_mAESx0n16nwdnA9odH_aKhpjIoNwQdHhGvzbYoh5jrNDOuU

It's Senior and Scout Day at the Illinois State Fair!

Senior citizens are also a frequent target for scammers. Check out the link below from the FDIC’s Money Smart financial education program. It describes the types of scams that seniors are most likely to face, risks that could lead to identity theft, and how financial exploitation can be reported.

https://www.idfpr.com/Consumers/IFLI/PDF/Money%20Smart%20Resource%20Guide%202019.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0kS3lxQld_mAESx0n16nwdnA9odH_aKhpjIoNwQdHhGvzbYoh5jrNDOuU

This includes HB 2776, which will have us expedite professional license applications submitted by service members or the...
08/16/2021

This includes HB 2776, which will have us expedite professional license applications submitted by service members or their spouses within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. This updated process will help ease the transition process when a service family relocates, as members and their spouses frequently hold licenses for professions including nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry.

The newly signed law also updates state statute regarding licensure requirements. Going forward, applications for licensure must include proof that the applicant meets the requirements and standards for the occupation or profession they’re applying for.

Learn more about our services for military service members and their spouses by going here: https://www.idfpr.com/Military.asp?fbclid=IwAR2uRaWHXVCFLTT_R7wmmXRjKes-IXMgEpKGkLh18vODvVSH5Svj76auvvo

Our military men and women and veterans deserve our full support.

I'm proud to improve our service to our active military members, veterans and their families by signing seven bills that address overlooked challenges they face.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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