PARTICIPATION

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

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.
 



FINGERPRINT FEES

Digital Scan                 $28.25


Biometric Impressions   $32.80 (rev. 1/9/19)

Instructions: Mail the fingerprint card, a check and the 2 forms:

Identity Verification Certifying Statement, and
Biometric Impressions Fingerprint Applicant Consent Form


Mail to: Biometric Impressions Corp.
            188 W. Industrial Dr, Suite 214B
            Elmhurst, IL 60126
lineup gate image


LOCATIONS

Fingerprinting is available in the license office at each race track on race days.
Off Track Fingerprint Locations

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.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
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
Licensing mail to: the license office you are participating at.
Racetrack complete address you are participating at: Illinois Racetracks

CHOOSE YOUR LICENSE

Owners, Trainers, Driver, Jockey, Agent, Groomsmen, Vets, Vendors, Employees, Other

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

Harness Worker's Comp Affidavit

TRACK FORMS


OTHER FORMS

RULES

CONTACTS

Melissa Glidden

License Manager
Main Office
312-814-5077

Deb Trousdale

License Assistant
Main Office
312-814-5031

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ILLINOIS RACINGhorsehoe image