TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1150 ILLINOIS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1150.30 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION/ACCEPTANCE OF EXAMINATION


 

Section 1150.30  Application for Licensure by Examination/Acceptance of Examination

 

An applicant for licensure as an architect shall file an application on forms supplied by the Division.  The application shall include:

 

a)         Proof of successful completion of the examination set forth in Section 1150.40;

 

b)         Proof of having completed the necessary education and training, as required by Section 1150.10.

 

1)         The proof shall be in the form of official transcripts completed by the school, college or university attended, and certification of completion of the training requirements.

 

2)         Applicants who received their education in a foreign country shall have the education comprehensively evaluated, at their expense.  Applicants shall obtain an EESA-NCARB Evaluation Report prepared by EESA, which is administered by NAAB.  Applicants must establish an NCARB record in order to request an evaluation.  The Board will review all transcripts and the comprehensive evaluation submitted to the Division to determine if the education meets the requirements set forth in Sections 1150.10 and 1150.20;

 

c)         Certification that the applicant has read and understands the Act and this Part;

 

d)         The required fee; and

 

e)         Proof of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL-iBT) with a minimum score of 26 on the speaking module and a total minimum integrated score of 88 or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 or 213 for the computer-based test and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a minimum score of 50, for applicants who apply after January 1, 1997, who graduated from an architectural program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English.  In order to determine applicants whose first language is English, the applicant shall submit verification from the school that the architectural program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.  However, any applicant who subsequently earned an advanced degree from an accredited educational institution in the United States or its territories shall not be subject to this requirement.

 

(Source:  Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 12833, effective October 13, 2017)