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  • NASW-IL Staff

LSW and LCSW Renewal Now Active on IDFPR Renewal Portal Website

Updated: May 27, 2022

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has gone live with their new renewal portal.

While the software is live, please know this is a new platform for the department and there are bound to be issues. The department has made us aware of one issue currently existing: "Please allow 2–4 business days for your license to post in our systems and your license status to update. We are working to improve our capacity for online renewal traffic and hope to implement performance optimization throughout the week."

To apply for LSW and LCSW renewal through the new IDFPR portal:

  1. Click on New Applications

  2. Register as an Individual and review the options; if renewing your LSW or LCSW license, click Yes below and Next to continue.

  3. Follow prompts to enter your information.

To print a copy of your license with the new extended February 28, 2022, expiration date:

  • Go to the IDFPR website:

  • Under the Professional Regulation tab, click on License Look-Up.

  • Under License Type, select Social Worker, then type in your last name. Click Search.

  • Identify your license record, then click the blue Detail button. Your license should now reflect the extended 02/28/2022 expiration deadline.

Otherwise, you can also print your license via their Print My License portal here.

As a reminder of our previously reported update from November 4, 2021, please note you have until February 28, 2022, to acquire continuing education units (CEUs) as well as apply for renewal for the current cycle which began on December 1, 2019.


Have more questions about licensing requirements? Please click one of the links below:

Don’t forget that NASW-Illinois Chapter membership dollars allow for us to continually update our members and Illinois social workers around these constantly shifting changes in licensure. As the largest membership association in Illinois advocating on behalf of social workers, consider adding your voice to our efforts and join/renew your NASW membership today.

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