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IDHR Vendor Eligibility Number

IDHR has launched an online registration/renewal system for all vendors.

If your business or company has an existing IDHR Number, DO NOT create a New Account in ELP. Your account has been established in the new system with your recent history; check your registered email for set-up instructions. To find out more about your online account verification, activation, and status, read more in the ELP User Guide found here.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: We are proud to offer the IDHR portal to the State of Illinois Enterprise Licensing and Permitting (ELP) system, to make your registration or renewal of a business or business location easier, faster, and more accessible. This portal was instroduced on March 15, 2021.

Businesses/Vendors who wish to register for the first time and those who wish to renew a valid IDHR Employer Eligibility Number for a primary business or headquarters (PC1) may do so through the new online Enterprise Licensing and Permitting portal (ELP) for IDHR with a valid credit card. If your company has multiple locations with the same FEIN as the corporate headquarters, those locations must also be registered individually through the ELP using a PC1-A registration.


You will need the following before you begin your application online in the new Illinois Enterprise Licensing and Permitting (ELP) portal for IDHR:

  • Create or verify your business account in the State of Illinois Enterprise Licensing and Permitting portal (ELP) for IDHR.
  • Access to the email address associated with your business's online account in the ELP, noted above;
  • Confirmation of the address, phone number, and email address for the business account in the ELP;
  • A personal or corporate credit or debit card for payment of your online registration and processing fees (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or Amex);
  • The count of your business's employees based upon the following racial categories: American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, White.
  • The Sexual Harassment Policy for your business (meeting requirements outlined by IDHR), confirmation of its posting (in your workplace), and the most recent date of sexual harassment prevention training;
  • Knowledge of whether your company has an affirmative action plan and an employer handbook
  • (asked about but not required for approval)
  • Knowledge of whether your company has had any adverse judgments or administrative rulings related to discrimination or harassment or charges of unlawful discrimination;
  • Knowledge of whether your company has been previously audited in a Compliance Review by IDHR and the year of that review.

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Contact the Public Contracts Unit directly if you have questions not answered here on our website or in the ELP User Guide.