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. By signing the application, licensees consent to a background investigation via ISP and FBI CHRI report.
Digital Scan $28.25
Biometric Impressions $32.80 (rev. 1/9/19)
Instructions: Mail the fingerprint card, a check and the 2 forms:
Fingerprinting is available in the license office at each race track on race days.
Off Track Fingerprint Locations: www.biometricimpressions.com
FINGERPRINT RECIPROCITY Owners, Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Jockeys, Drivers and Racing Officials applying to renew their license may submit a valid Fingerprint Certification Form, at the discretion of the Board, if the applicant has been duly licensed in another recognized racing jurisdiction after submitting fingerprints that were subjected to a State and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history background check in that jurisdiction within the last 5 years.
CITIZENSHIP AND WORK PERMITS
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
c/o Racetrack you are participating at: Illinois Racetracks
CHOOSE YOUR 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
IRB REGISTRATION APPLICATION OWNERSHIP/PARTNERSHIP/STABLE
Harness Worker's Comp Affidavit
IRB HARNESS WORKERS COMP
Thoroughbred License Clerk
Arlington 847-255-4300 ex.7618
Hawthorne 708-780-3700 ex.3784
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ILLINOIS RACING