REMINDER: Illinois RN Licenses Expire May 31, 2018

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has opened the window to renew “Registered Nurse” licenses online!

To renew go to: https://www.idfpr.com/renewals/RN.asp

Please read the following carefully:

  • Illinois RN licenses expire on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
  • Around May 17, 2018, CastleBranch will open up the link to upload your proof of RN licensure.
    ***Do not attempt to upload to CastleBranch earlier than May 17, 2018, the upload link might not be open yet.***
  • Please submit a PDF copy of proof of RN licensure to CastleBranch no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.

TWO different methods students can provide proof of RN licensure to CastleBranch*.

  1. PDF of Certificate (PDF file size under 5MB)
  2. PDF of ‘Proof of Licensure’ via IDFPR’s License Lookup:
  • Enter “**License Type” in pull-down menu and choose “NURSING BOARD”
  • Input identifying information (e.g., License Number, First Name, Last Name, City)
  • Click “Search”
  • Find your name and click on “Detail”
  • Click on “Print”
  • Save as PDF
  • Upload PDF to Certified Background.

*Please do not upload IDFPR email confirmation as proof of RN licensure!

Please read these FAQs before contacting the College of Nursing:

There is no link to upload my proof of licensure!
Wait until May 17, 2018. This is when CastleBranch will open up the link to upload PDF.

Do I need to upload my Illinois RN license renewal if I am graduating in May 2018?
No, students who are graduating in May 2018 do not need to upload their renewal.

Do I need to upload my Illinois RN license renewal if I am graduating in May 2018, but returning in Fall 2018 as a MSN, DNP, or PhD student?
Yes, upload your renewal and continue updating your CastleBranch account as usual.

Can I upload my Illinois RN license renewal email instead?
No, the College of Nursing is requesting students upload proof of licensure via PDF of certificate or PDF of Proof of Licensure via IDFPR’s License Lookup.

I need help uploading my RN license to CastleBranch. My document will not upload!
First, check to make sure your PDF is under 5 MB. If yes, please contact a CastleBranch Service Desk Representative at (888) 723-4263 for assistance.

Help! I can’t create a PDF to upload!
You can upload a clear photo (JPG file under 5MB) of the print-out of your RN license renewal certificate or Proof of Licensure via IDFPR’s License Lookup.

I am having issues with the IDFPR’s website and my RN license renewal.
Please contact the IDFPR directly with any issues regarding your renewal at (888) 473-4858.

I currently live and work in another state. Do I have to upload an Illinois RN license?
If you are an out-of-state resident, but doing your clinical in Illinois, you will need to upload your Illinois RN License Renewal. If you want to upload both your Illinois and out-of-state license to Certified Background, please scan both and upload as one PDF file.