FAQs - cpa license

No. The Illinois Board of Examiners handles the CPA certification process. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issues CPA licenses. More detailed information can be found at CPA Designation.

If your current CPA license is issued from a state considered substantially equivalent to Illinois you DO NOT need to obtain Illinois certification prior to getting your Illinois CPA license. You can apply directly to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to receive your Illinois CPA license.

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