(50 ILCS 742/45)
(a) The promotion test may include points for ascertained merit. Ascertained
merit points may be awarded for education, training, and certification in
subjects and skills related to the fire service. The basis for granting
ascertained merit points, after the effective date of this Act, shall be
published at least one year prior to the date ascertained merit points are
awarded and all persons eligible to compete for promotion shall be given an
equal opportunity to obtain ascertained merit points unless otherwise agreed
to in a collective bargaining agreement.
(b) Total points awarded for ascertained merit shall be posted before the
written examination is administered and before the promotion list is compiled.
(Source: P.A. 93-411, eff. 8-4-03.)