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.
NONCRIMINAL JUSTICE APPLICANT’S PRIVACY RIGHTS here
Digital Scan $29.75
Accurate Biometrics $36.20
Fingerprinting is available in the license office at each race track on race days.
Off Track Fingerprint Locations: www.accuratebiometrics.com
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 here.
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
- IRB 2017 OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE APPLICATION
- 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
Harness License Clerk
Thoroughbred License Clerk
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ILLINOIS RACING