OT and PT License Board Illinois

Start Your Illinois Journey as an Allied Traveler

Exciting career opportunities as a physical or occupational therapist are within your reach once you obtain your Illinois state license. Use the handy resources on this page to find out how to get started as a PT or OT in the Prairie State. We've put together information about licensure, average physical therapist and occupational therapist salaries, cost of living and job opportunities. Once you're ready to pursue your PT or OT career in Illinois, AMN Healthcare can guide you through the process of landing a job that suits your qualifications. Our team can also assist you through the licensure process and help ensure your paperwork is in order.

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How to Get Your Illinois License

After you have completed a licensure application to the state board, you can expect:

  • Physical Therapy licensure process takes six to eight weeks
  • Occupational Therapy licensure process takes up to 2 months

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Helpful Info for Illinois Therapy Licensure

State Board Address

Physical Therapy
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Occupational Therapy
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

State Board Contact

Physical Therapy
Email: Submit online form
Phone: (800) 560-6420
Fax: (217) 782-7645

Occupational Therapy
Email: robert.gerton@illinois.gov
Phone: (800) 560-6420
Fax: (217) 524-0142

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OT and PT Salary in Illinois

Enhance Your Earnings with Travel Therapy Positions

The average annual salary for therapy travel jobs in Illinois is 20% higher than those in staff positions, with factors like experience and qualifications influencing your earnings.

  • Physical therapists could earn up to $91,750 yearly
  • Occupational therapists could earn up to $84,700 yearly
  • Receive a housing stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement

Life In Illinois

Advantages of Working in Illinois

The Windy City is certainly an attraction for those spending time in Illinois, but when you work as a travel occupational therapist or physical therapist, you don't have to stick to the popular paths. On your days off, you can explore everything the state has to offer, such as Starved Rock State Park. Working with AMN Healthcare lets you make great money, enjoy new experiences and add important skills to your resume.

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