INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING APPLICATION FOR A
PERMANENT EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION CARD (PERC)
NOTICE: The PERC shall expire on May 31, 2018 and every 3 years thereafter. You will receive your PERC renewal by e-mail approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date of your PERC. If you possess a valid Illinois detective, security contractor, alarm contractor, or locksmith license, then a PERC is not required to work for a licensed agency.
Before completing the application package, read each of the steps below and follow them as they apply to you. This will aid you in accurately completing your application and eliminate any delay in processing. The application which you submit is valid for three years from the date of receipt.
EXEMPTIONS: A peace officer as defined in the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Act is exempt from the requirements relating to the possession of a permanent employee registration card (PERC). The employing agency shall remain responsible for any peace officer employed under this exemption.
A person employed as an unarmed security guard at a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site or facility regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who has completed the background screening and training mandated by the rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is exempt from registration for a Permanent Employee Registration Card.
NOTE: If you have been issued a Permanent Employee Registration Card in the past, you may not apply for an additional card. If your original PERC has expired, contact the Division's Call Center at 1-800-560-6420 and request a renewal. Please indicate any change of address on your renewal.
If your PERC has been lost you can print your PERC on-line at www.idfpr.com by selecting the e-License Search link.
If you have applied for a Permanent Employee Registration Card within the past 3 years but did not complete the application process, DO NOT submit another application. Contact the Division's Call Center at 1-800-560-6420 and request the status of your application.
1.Complete the application in its entirety. An incomplete or illegible application will be returned.
2.Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a PERC in an unarmed capacity.
3.Disclosure of your U.S. social security number, if you have one, is mandatory, in accordance with 5 Illinois Compiled Statutes 100/10-65 to obtain a license. The social security number may be provided to the Illinois Department of Public Aid to identify persons who are more than 30 days delinquent in complying with a child support order, or to the Illinois
Department of Revenue to identify persons who have failed to file a tax return, pay tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment or tax penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, or to other entities for verification of identification.
4.Submit a non-refundable registration fee of $55.00, made payable to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
5.Submit the appropriate security clearance documents (See Security Clearance below).
6.Forward application, copy of the electronic fingerprint receipt, and fee payment to:
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
ATTN: Division of Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 7007
Springfield, Illinois 62791
Permanent Employee Registration Cards will not be issued until security clearance is completed. Reference the page entitled Important Notice / Criminal Background Check Information for details on fingerprinting.
The security clearance requirement is waived for those applicants who submit supporting document VE-PEC, verifying their retirement from a peace officer position within one year of application. To order the VE-PEC form Contact the Division's Call Center at 1-800-560-6420.
Additional application forms can be downloaded from the IDFPR Web site at www.idfpr.com.