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IDFPR Moves to Online Applications for Physical & Occupational Therapy

Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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IDFPR Moves to Online Applications for Physical & Occupational Therapy

Continuation of Rauner Administration Efforts to Modernize Government

SPRINGFIELD – Applicants for licensure in the field of physical and occupational therapy will now be required to submit and pay for their initial application online via the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s (IDFPR) Online Services Portal.  Applicants impacted by the online transition include the licensed professions of physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist and occupational therapist  assistant.    

The new online portal enables applicants to enter all required information electronically, including attachment of supplemental electronic documents.  Once submitted, applicants may monitor their application’s status online as it moves through IDFPR’s review process.  The move to an online, paperless initial licensure is part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the state’s regulatory agency.

“Migrating our initial application process to an online format allows for a mutually beneficial arrangement that affords the added convenience and accuracy of online forms, while providing an added layer of transparency and security,” said Bryan A. Schneider, IDFPR Secretary.  “By transitioning away from the paper application, we are able to streamline tasks that, ultimately, allow us to better serve our applicants and licensees with a faster, more modernized regulatory experience.”

Currently, there are over 17,500 licensees in the physical therapy professions and over 9,600 licensees in the occupational therapy professions in the State of Illinois.  IDFPR’s Division of Professional Regulation currently licenses over 1.1 million professionals in more than 200 license categories throughout the State of Illinois. 

Individuals seeking to apply for their license may do so by visiting IDFPR’s online initial application portal at: https://ilesonline.idfpr.illinois.gov/DFPR/Default.aspx.



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