TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1380 THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1380.245 APPLICATION FOR THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING EXAM (PART II)


 

Section 1380.245  Application for the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam (Part II)

 

a)         Applicant Enrolled as an Illinois Engineer Intern

 

1)         An applicant who is a graduate of an approved baccalaureate curriculum may sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (Part II), and having passed, may then submit the application specified in Section 1380.250, verification of employment and the required fee specified in Section 1380.275.

 

2)         An applicant who is a graduate of an non-approved baccalaureate curriculum who was approved under Section 1380.240 may sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (Part II) and having passed, may then submit the application specified in Section 1380.250, verification of employment and the required fee specified in Section 1380.275.

 

b)         Persons Who Were Certified or Enrolled as an Engineer Intern or Engineer-in-Training in Another State or Territory

 

1)         The applicant shall submit certification of the required enrollment from the appropriate state board, including the date of the examination.

 

2)         The applicant shall submit an official transcript showing the degree conferred.

 

3)         Applicants who received their education in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated at their expense.  The applicant shall obtain the forms from NCEES Credentials Evaluations, P.O. Box 1686 (280 Seneca Creek Road), Clemson SC 29633-1686.  Evaluations completed prior to October 30, 2006 from Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI) are also accepted.  The Board has only approved NCEES and ECEI as evaluators for engineering degrees.  The transcript review required by Section 8 of the Act does not entail the detailed institutional review in order to determine that the curriculum meets the requirements set forth in Section 1380.210.  The review by the Board will be to determine equivalency with the educational requirements of a non-approved engineering program set forth in Section 1380.220(b)(1).

 

4)         For applicants who apply after January 1, 1996, who graduated from an engineering program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English:

 

A)        Proof of passage of:

 

i)         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

 

ii)        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 of score of 50.

 

B)        In order to determine applicants whose first language is English, the applicant shall submit verification from the school that the engineering program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.  However, any applicant who subsequently earned a post-graduate degree in engineering from an accredited educational institution in the United States or its territories shall not be subject to this requirement.

 

5)         Applicants who received a related science degree in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated at their expense.  The course-by-course evaluation shall be performed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 520, Washington DC 20036-1110, telephone (202) 293-9161.

 

6)         Upon receipt of the application and all supporting documentation in complete order, the applicant's file will be presented to the Board for evaluation of the required education as specified in Sections 1380.210 and 1380.220.  Once the application has been approved, those persons will be notified of their eligibility to register for Part II of the examination, the examination filing deadline and the required examination fee provided for in Section 1380.275.

 

c)         Applicant Not Enrolled as an Engineer Intern

 

1)         An applicant who is a graduate of an approved curriculum may sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (Part II) and then submit the application specified in Section 1380.250, verification of employment, and the required fee specified in Section 1380.275.

 

2)         An applicant for examination as a professional engineer who is not enrolled or certified as an Illinois Engineer Intern and is not a graduate from an approved curriculum shall file an application on forms supplied by the Division as specified in Section 1380.260.  The application shall include, in addition to the requirements of Section 8 of the Act, the following:

 

A)        Education

 

i)          A degree from a non-approved Engineering Program or Related Science Curriculum and a completed transcript showing receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a non-approved engineering program or related science curriculum.

 

ii)         Applicants who received their engineering education in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated at their expense.  The applicant shall obtain the forms from NCEES Credentials Evaluations, P.O. Box 1686 (280 Seneca Creek Road), Clemson SC 29633-1686.  Evaluations completed prior to October 30, 2006 from Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI) are also accepted.  The Board has only approved NCEES and ECEI as evaluators for engineering degrees.  The transcript review required by Section 8 of the Act does not entail the detailed institutional review in order to determine that the curriculum meets the requirements set forth in Section 1380.210.  The review by the Board will be to determine equivalency with the educational requirements of a non-approved engineering program set forth in Section 1380.220(b)(1).

 

iii)        Applicants who received a related science degree in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated at their expense.  The course-by-course evaluation shall be performed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 520, Washington DC 20036-1110, telephone (202) 293-9161.

 

iv)        For applicants who apply after January 1, 1996, who graduated from an engineering program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English:

 

          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 engineering program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.  However, any applicant who subsequently earned a post-graduate degree in engineering from an accredited educational institution in the United States or its territories shall not be subject to this requirement.

 

B)        The required fee specified in Section 1380.275.

 

3)         Upon receipt of the application and all supporting documentation in complete order, the applicant's file will be presented to the Board for evaluation of education as specified in Sections 1380.210 and 1380.220.  Once the application has been approved, those persons will be notified of their eligibility to register for Part I and/or Part II of the examination, the examination filing deadline, and the required examination fee as provided for in Section 1380.275.

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 14859, effective November 13, 2015)