All participants in Illinois Horse Racing are required to obtain an Occupation License which expires December 31st of each year. An application shall not be considered unless the application form is filled out completely, all information requested by the Board supplied, fingerprint requirements met, and the appropriate non-refundable license fees paid.
Fingerprints are required for first time applicants, not previously licensed in Illinois and renewal applicants that have not been fingerprinted within the past 5 years. All licenses are $25.00. Fees
Fingerprint Reciprocity is available to Owners, Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys and Racing Officials. Illinois participates in fingerprint reciprocity with several other race states. If you have been licensed and fingerprinted in another jurisdiction that participates in the Fingerprint Reciprocity Program, you need only submit a Fingerprint Certification form.
An Applicant for an Occupation License in all categories, except Owner, shall be a United States citizen, a permanent resident alien, or be the holder of a temporary or permanent work permit. All licenses are subject to approval by the Racing Board Stewards.
Simply, print and complete your Owner Multi-Jurisdiction, or Racing Board license application, along with any additional paper work required.
Include a check or money order made payable to: Illinois Racing Board
PLEASE MAIL YOUR LICENSE APPLICATION AND CHECK TO THE LICENSING OFFICE, C/O THE TRACK WHERE YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE. Illinois Racetracks
MAIL YOUR LICENSE APPLICATION TO THE MAIN OFFICE AT:
Illinois Racing Board
100 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
State Director of Licensing
Harness License Clerk
Thoroughbred License Clerk
Choose your License Below
2014 Occupational License
Owners, Trainers, Groomsmen, Vets, Employees, Etc.
IRB LICENSE APPLICATION 2014
2014 Multi State License
If you are licensed in AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, KY, LA, OH, OK, ONT, PA, TX, VA, WA, WV, WY
IRB MULTI JURISDICTION APPLICATION RCI NRCI RECIPROCITY
2014 Other Forms
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