New Grad moving to IL...applying from a distance

  1. Hi everyone. I'm in TN and will be graduating and moving to IL in Dec. I'm trying to start the application process early so that I am able to start a job soon after graduation (loans coming due!!!! ). I know that I need to have a background check and fingerprinting done. Is there a certain background check agency I am supposed to use, or do they just do that automatically since they will receive my fingerprints? All I know is that for TN, they say that this part of the process can take up to 2-3 months and to start early, so I'm trying to get a jump on things in case IL is the same way. Thanks to anyone who may have info to donate on this area. I need and appreciate the help.
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Here is the info for the IL BON:

    Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
    James R. Thompson Center
    100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
    Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 814-2715
    FAX: (312) 814-3145

    Web Site:

    Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
    320 W. Washington St.
    3rd Floor
    Springfield, IL 62786 Phone: (217) 782-8556
    FAX: (217) 782-7645

    When I moved from IN to IL in 1996, there was no fingerprints required. However, that might have changed. Also - be prepared to wait - IL is pretty slow to get licensed.