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You are so right when you say the length of the process depends on how quickly your original state processes your paperwork. On July 13th, I mailed off my verification of licensure form to my BON and I still have not received it back so I can send it to Illinois. I just don't understand why it takes so long for them to verify my license when they were the ones who originally gave it to me.
Are you sure that CA will return the verification to you? I think they will send it directly to IL, so there is no chance that you can tamper with it.
If you are waiting to receive this before you continue with the endorsement process, that may be part of the problem. Can you contact CA and find out if they've sent it directly to IL, or contact IL to see if they have received it?
I've worked in 5 different states (endorsed my license 4 times), and have NEVER mailed the license verification myself. It always was sent directly from IL (my state of original licensure) to the new state. In the meantime, I submitted all the paperwork required of me, paid the fee, and requested a permit (if allowed). I was fortunate to have the process go fairly quickly and smoothly, with one exception. That involved PA, and my new employer made an error on my permit request, which was the reason for the delay.
Also make sure that the permit and/or license is mailed to your CURRENT address, wherever that may be. The postal service will not forward licenses or permits. They will return them to IDPR, and you will have to "claim" them.