Illinois Medical License

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation


Contact information

320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
P.O. Box 7007 (Mailing Address)
Springfield, IL 62791
Phone: (217) 785-0800
Fax: (217) 782-7645

Things you need to know

  • Application Fee: $700 (plus $5 for CSR)
  • Background Check Fee: N/A
  • Illinois Medical License Renewal: $300
  • Application process: 12-18 weeks
  • Board Meetings: The Illinois Medical Board meets on a monthly basis with Disciplinary Board meetings held more freqently between full Board meetings. Licenses are issued weekly upon completion of the final review of a file

Illinois medical license requirements

  • SPEX/COMVEX Requirement: Required to restore license after disciplinary action, if not practicing for several years or by board order to assess current competence
  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No more than four unsuccessful attempts for Steps I – III. If not passed in designated number of attempts, further education, experience or remedial training required
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete all three steps within seven years. (board may grant waiver)
  • PGT (US/Canada Medical Graduate): Two years (one year if entered GME before January 1988)
  • PGT (International Medical Graduate): 1 year (entered GME pre-1988); 2 years (entered GME post- 1988)

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State description

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its area is 149,998 km2. According to the 2011 US Census Bureau, the population is 12,869,257 people. The state capital is Springfield, the largest city is Chicago, and other major cities are Aurora, Rockford, and Joliet.

The state has a broad economic base: industrial enterprises, agricultural enterprises, natural resources, including coal, timber, oil, etc. Illinois is the main transportation hub of the United States. Through the St. Lawrence Seaway, the port of Chicago is connected to other major Great Lakes ports and the Atlantic Ocean and has access to the Mississippi River via the Illinois River. O’Hare International Airport in Chicago has been recognized as the busiest airport in the world for decades. The State of Illinois also has a high reputation in the social sphere, culture, and politics.

The state’s official nickname is Land of Lincoln, as well as “Prairie State”.The state’s official motto is “State sovereignty, national union”.