LPN Education and Certification in Illinois
If you want to work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state of Illinois, you will need to obtain an LPN license from the Illinois Board of Nursing. Before you can apply for a license you will need to earn your LPN degree and have a copy of your transcript sent to the board.
To qualify for a license you will need to take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam and become CPR certified.
There is an $85 fee associated with the LPN license application and your license will need to be renewed every two years. To renew your license you will need to take 20 credit hours of continuing education courses that are approved by the board. You may be able to take these courses online.