TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1270 ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1270.5 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE AS A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR-IN-TRAINING BY EXAMINATION
Section 1270.5 Application for Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor-in-Training by Examination
An applicant for licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor-in-Training under the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989 (the Act) [225 ILCS 330] shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation (Division), by November 15 for the spring examination and May 15 for the fall examination. The application shall include the following:
a) Certification of education, completed by the educational institution attended, for one of the following:
1) A baccalaureate degree in land surveying from an accredited college or university; or
2) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a related science, as defined in Section 1270.15, including 24 semester hours of land surveying courses.
b) The required fee specified in Section 1270.52 of this Part
c) Applicants who apply after January 1, 1997, who graduated from a land surveyor program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English must provide 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 on the computer-based test and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a minimum score of 50. In order to determine applicants whose first language is English, the applicant shall submit verification from the school that the land surveyor program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.
d) Applicants who received their education in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated on a course-by-course basis at their expense. Applicants shall obtain the forms from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers (AACRAO), 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 370, Washington, D.C. 20036-1110, or other evaluator approved by the Board. The Land Surveyors Licensing Board (the Board) will review all transcripts and the evaluation submitted to the Division to determine if the education meets the requirements set forth in this Section and Section 1270.15.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 4818, effective May 1, 2012)