The Illinois Pest Control Association

We are the voice of the industry, promoting the highest level of integrity and professionalism in order to protect the health and property of the community. As the official pest control association of Illinois, we represent, train, and continually educate our members to further the association’s ideals and the professionalism of the industry.




The Illinois Department of Public Health is currently experiencing technical issues with their licensing and exam software. The IPCA was provided the following message. We will provide any additional information or updates on this issue as they are received.

The pest control exam and the issuing of new/initial licenses has been delayed due to a software issue. Both of these processes will resume as soon as the issue is resolved.  Any payments and applications submitted will be processed at that time.

Updated: 1/18/2024


The Illinois Department of Public Health webpage to renew pest control business licenses and technician certificates is experiencing technical issues. While this site is being repaired, IDPH has provided the below links and information to renew licenses and certificates.

The below information is provided on behalf of the IDPH. If you have questions about your license or renewals, please contact IDPH directly. Visit the IDPH website for more details including contact information. The renewal deadline for business licenses and tech certificates is 12/31/2023. Payment is due by 12/1/2023, payments made after 12/1/2023 will receive a late fee.


Renew Technical Certificate (052)


Renew Business License (051) / Non-Commercial (053


Please note: If you have both a business license and technician certificate to renew, renew your technician certificate first then wait one business day before renewing the business license.


For answers to program-related questions, please contact IDPH.

Updated: 11/2/2023

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