Gaining Licensure in the New Year

Posted on January 7th, 2019 by Tom Zimmerman

The new year can bring changes both personal and professional. If you are seeking to start the new year off by becoming licensed in the State of Illinois in your profession, there are many steps you must be aware of before you begin the process. To best understand the process, it is recommended you contact professional license application lawyers in Chicago to help you through the process.

Steps to Obtain Professional Licensure

The professional licensure process in Illinois is designed to ensure that professionals in certain fields such as medical, dental, real estate and insurance meet industry specific criteria to protect the public from malpractice. The process can take many forms including an exam, non-exam, when a professional or business clearly demonstrates they meet the requirements, endorsement from another state, restoration of a previous license, or grandfathering a professional in based on previous requirements. Professional license application lawyers in Chicago can review your application to determine what method is appropriate for your situation.

Obstacles in the Professional Licensure Process

The mission of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is to protect the public from unqualified individuals entering certain fields. For this reason, the licensure process can present challenges. Incomplete or incorrect applications are a common reason for denial of licensure. Professional license application lawyers in Chicago can help you navigate the complex application process to avoid this reason for a denial.

A criminal history can also be a more complex reason for denial of a license. While a criminal conviction does not necessarily mean an application will be rejected, the IDFPR will scrutinize your application to determine if the past offense will preclude you from conducting your business.

To obtain your professional licensure in the new year, contact Zimmerman Law Offices, P.C. for a free consultation with one of our experienced license application attorneys who will help you navigate the process.

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