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Important Alert! IDFPR extends license renewal deadline!

The renewal deadline has been extended to our requested date of December 31, 2021.

Posted 8/31, 5pm:

New data and operating systems utilized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), led to significant delays in license renewals from normal. This caused great concern for our membership. 

In direct response to these concerns, ISDS submitted a request for a variance to IDFPR on August 18, requesting a deadline extension to December 31, 2021. This afternoon, ISDS received direct communication from IDFPR informing us that our request was granted (click here for the variance letter).  This means the license renewal deadline has been extended to our requested date of December 31, 2021.

At this time, ISDS has not received information on when the renewal portal will officially open.  IDFPR will send email notices once this is available, and ISDS will inform members as well. As noted in previous e-mails, please make sure that your information is current on IDFPR's website.  To change your address, e-mail address or telephone number, please visit:

As a reminder, dentists must submit a renewal application for their general dental license, specialty license (if applicable) and controlled substance license. In addition, they must provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and comply with two new mandates passed by the General Assembly on Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices and Sexual Harassment Prevention. ISDS provides these courses at a discounted price to ISDS members. Click here for more information.