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.APPENDIX A SIGNIFICANT DATES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF SECTION 19 OF THE ACT - ENDORSEMENT



Section 1380.APPENDIX A   Significant Dates for the Administration of Section 19 of the Act - Endorsement

 

a)         July 20, 1945.  The Illinois Professional Engineering Act became effective on July 20, 1945.  Prior to that date, there was no legal requirement in Illinois governing the practice of Professional Engineering or requiring registration of engineers.

 

b)         July 20, 1946.  That date terminated registration under the "Grandfather Clause," which exempted Illinois residents engaged in the practice of Professional Engineering from examination, unless affected by service in the armed forces of the United States including the Merchant Marine.  Thereafter, full examination was required except as indicated under subsections (c) and (d).

 

c)         November 20, 1946.  Prior to that date, graduates of approved engineering curricula with 4 or more years of professional engineering experience were eligible for registration by examination of their record of education, experience, and substantiating evidence.  Written examination was not required.

 

d)         July 20, 1950.  Prior to that date, graduates of approved engineering curricula with 4 or more years of professional engineering experience were required to take only Part II of the written examination for registration.

 

e)         Applicants originally licensed in New York or Pennsylvania prior to January 1, 1965, shall have their twelve-hour examination accepted for endorsement based on prior agreement.

 

f)         January 1, 1974.  Prior to that date, an EIT applicant was eligible for examination upon proof of at least 4 years of study, training and experience.

 

g)         January 1, 1978.  Prior to that date, an applicant who qualified with 8 years of combined education and experience would be admitted to the full examination.

 

h)         January 1, 1990. After this date, sequencing of exams is not required. The Principles and Practice of Engineering and the Fundamentals of Engineering exams may be taken in any sequence, pursuant to Alvin B. Groves vs. the Department of Professional Regulation.

 

i)          January 1, 1990 to January 1, 1994.  An applicant seeking waiver of the fundamentals of engineering examination pursuant to Section 12(c) of the Act shall hold a doctoral degree from a graduate engineering program approved in accordance with Section 1380.210(f) and shall have demonstrated a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering by successfully completing course work including 10 of the following subjects:

 

1)         Calculus

 

2)         Differential Equations

 

3)         Chemistry

 

4)         Physics

 

5)         Statics

 

6)         Dynamics

 

7)         Materials Science or Structure of Matter

 

8)         Mechanics of Materials

 

9)         Electrical Circuits

 

10)         Fluid Mechanics

 

11)         Thermodynamics

 

12)         Engineering Economics

 

j)          January 1, 1996.  Proof of completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a score of 50 for all applicants applying who graduated from an engineering program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English.

 

k)         October 30, 2006.  Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI) ceased evaluating credentials.  The Board approved The Center for Professional Engineering Credentials (CPEES) as the only engineering evaluation service.

 

l)          August 6, 2009.  CPEES changed its name to NCEES Credentials Evaluations service.

 

m)        August 24, 2009.  The Act change allows the exams to be taken prior to completion of experience.  Endorsement of those applicants who took the P&P in other jurisdictions prior to completion of the experience required (4 years/8 years) in Illinois is allowed, but the experience before licensing in Illinois is still required.

 

(Source:  Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 272, effective January 6, 2012)