Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Categories of Regulation

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Division of Banking

  • Foreign Bank Offices
  • Foreign Bank Representative Offices
  • Foreign Corporate Fiduciaries
  • Mortgage Loan Originators
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Residential Mortgage Companies
  • State Chartered Banks
  • Trust Companies

Division of Financial Institutions

  • Auto Title Lenders
  • Consumer Lenders
  • Credit Unions
  • Currency Exchanges
  • Debt Management
  • Debt Settlement
  • Money Transmitters
  • PayDay Lenders
  • Sales Finance
  • Title Insurance Underwriters

Division of Professional Regulation


  • Acupuncture CE Sponsor
  • Acupuncture Guest Instructor
  • Acupuncture Out-of-State CE


  • Architect
  • Professional Design Firm

Athletic Training

  • Athlete Agent
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology / Shops

  • Barber
  • Barber Teacher
  • Barber School
  • Cosmetologist
  • Cosmetology Teacher and Clinic Teacher
  • Cosmetology School, private and state-owned
  • Salon/Shop Registration
  • Esthetician
  • Esthetics Teacher and Clinic Teacher
  • School of Esthetics Hair Braider
  • Hair Braiding Teacher
  • Hair Braiding School
  • Nail Technician
  • Nail Technology Teacher and Clinic Teacher
  • Nail Technology School
  • Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics & Nail Technology CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Cemetery / Cemetery Managers

  • Cemetery Authority Full Exempt
  • Cemetery Authority Partial Exempt
  • Licensed Cemetery Authority
  • Cemetery Manager
  • Customer Service Employee
  • Cemetery CE Sponsor
  • Cemetery Certification Program Sponsor

Collection Agency

  • Collection Agency
  • Collection Agency Branch Office

Controlled Substance

  • Podiatric Physician
  • Dentist
  • Physician and Surgeon
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Manufacturer and Distributor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Optometrist
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Humane Euthanasia Agency


  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Specialist in Dentistry
  • Temporary Dental Training License
  • Dental Sedation Permit
  • Dental/Dental Hygienist CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE
  • Restricted Faculty License

Detection of Deception

  • Detection of Deception Examiner
  • Detection of Deception Trainee

Detective, Alarm, Security, and Locksmith

  • Canine Trainer Authorization Card
  • Canine Handler Training Course
  • Canine Instructor Training Course
  • Canine Handler Authorization Card
  • 40-Hour Firearm Training Course
  • Fingerprint Vendor
  • Fingerprint Vendor Agency
  • Firearm Instructor
  • Private Detective
  • Private Detective Agency and Branch Office
  • Private Alarm Contractor
  • Private Alarm Contractor Agency and Branch Office
  • Armed Proprietary Security Force
  • Permanent Employee Registration Card
  • Locksmith
  • Locksmith Agency and Branch Office
  • Firearm Control Card

Dietician Nutritionist

  • Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Dietitian Nutritionist CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Counselor


  • Electrologist

Environmental Health Practice

  • Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Environmental Health Practitioner in Training
  • Environmental Health Practitioner CE Sponsor
  • Environmental Health Practitioner Out-of-State CE

Funeral Directing and Embalming

  • Funeral Director
  • Funeral Director and Embalmer
  • Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern
  • Funeral Director & Embalmer CE Sponsor

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetic Counselor
  • Temp. Genetic Counselor


  • Professional Geologist

Home Medical Equipment and Service

  • Home Medical Equipment and Services Provider

Humane Euthanasia

  • Humane Euthanasia Technician
  • Human Euthanasia Agency

Interior Design

  • Interior Designer

Landscape Architecture

  • Landscape Architect

Land Surveying

  • Land Surveyor in Training
  • Professional Land Surveyor
  • Professional Design Firm

Limited Liability Company

  • Limited Liability Company

Mail Order Ophthalmic Provider

  • Mail Order Ophthalmic Provider

Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Marriage & Family Therapy CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE
  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Massage Therapy

  • Massage Therapist
  • Massage Therapy CE Sponsor


  • Physician and Surgeon
  • Visiting Physician
  • Visiting Professor
  • Temporary Physician and Surgeon
  • Visiting Resident
  • Chiropractic Physician
  • Limited Medical Temporary
  • Medical CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Medical Cannabis

  • Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Medical Corporation

  • Medical Corporation


  • Naprapath
  • Naprapath CE Sponsor


  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Nurse CE Sponsor/Out of State CE

Nursing Home Administration

  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Temporary Nursing Home Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy CE Provider/Out-of-State CE


  • Optometrist
  • Optometrist Ancillary Location Registration
  • Optometry CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE
  • Optometric Limited Residency License

Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics

  • Orthotist
  • Prosthetist
  • Pedorthist
  • CE Provider-Orthotics, Prosthetist, Pedorthist, Out-of-State CE


  • Perfusionist


  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician Student
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacist-in-Charge Change

Physical Therapist

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Physician Assistant

  • Physician Assistant


  • Podiatric Physician
  • Visiting Professor
  • Temporary Podiatric Physician
  • Podiatry CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Professional Boxing

  • Boxer
  • Judge
  • Boxing Manager
  • Boxing Promoter
  • Referee
  • Second
  • Timekeeper

Professional Counseling

  • Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Professional Counselor CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Professional Engineering

  • Professional Engineer
  • Professional Engineer Intern
  • Professional Design Firm

Professional Service Corporation

  • Professional Service Corporation


  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychological Partnership
  • Psychological Association
  • Psychology CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Public Accounting

Respiratory Care

  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Respiratory Care CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE


Sex Offender

  • Sex Offender Evaluators

Shorthand Reporting

  • Restricted Shorthand Reporter
  • Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • Shorthand Reporter CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Social Work

  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Social Worker CE Sponsor/Out-of-State CE

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
  • Audiologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist CE Sponsor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Out-of-State CE

Structural Engineering

  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Engineer Intern
  • Professional Design Firm

Surgical Assistant

  • Surgical Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist

Veterinary Medicine

Wholesale Drug Distributor

  • Wholesale Drug Distributor

Division of Real Estate


  • Auctioneer
  • Auction Firm
  • Internet Auction Listing Services
  • Auction CE School
  • Auction CE Course

Community Association Manager

  • Community Association Manager

Home Inspector

  • Home Inspector
  • Home Inspector Entity
  • Home Inspector Education Provider
  • Home Inspector Pre-License Course
  • Home Inspector CE Course

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Branch Office
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Leasing Agent
  • Real Estate Student Leasing Agent
  • Real Estate Managing Broker
  • Real Estate Pre-License Branch
  • Real Estate Pre-License Course
  • Real Estate Pre-License Instructor
  • Real Estate Pre-License School
  • Real Estate CE Instructor
  • Real Estate CE School
  • Real Estate Broker Partnership
  • Real Estate Broker Corp.
  • Real Estate Ltd. Liability Firm
  • Real Estate CE Course

Real Estate Appraisal

  • Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraiser
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
  • Temp. Practice Real Estate Appraiser
  • Licensed Appraisal Education Provider
  • Licensed Appraiser Pre-License Course
  • Licensed Appraiser CE Course
  • Appraisal Management Company

Real Estate Land Sales

  • Real Estate Land Sales Developer
  • Real Estate Land Sales Subdivision

Real Estate Timeshare

  • Timeshare Developer
  • Timeshare Plan
  • Timeshare Sales Agent
  • Timeshare Acquisition Agent
  • Timeshare Managing Entity
  • Timeshare Exchange Co.
  • Timeshare Component Site

CE = Continuing Education

The above categories of regulation are current as of the July 2017 list from IDPFR.

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