Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in Illinois. Please visit the Illinois Board of Nursing CE continuing education page for more information.
RN/LPN: 20 contact hours every 2 years
APRN: 50 contact hours every 2 years
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The Illinois Board of Nursing accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
Illinois legislation is pending for becoming a nursing compact state, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses. Check the NCSBN website to stay updated.
Steps to renew your Illinois nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for specifics.
- Complete your Illinois nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the Illinois Board of Nursing site to enter your renewal application
Visit the Renewal Information page for specifics.
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Illinois Board of Nursing
Phone: (888) 473-4858
Physical address (Chicago):
100 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Physical address (Springfield):
320 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62786
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