(105 ILCS 5/34-83) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-83)
    Sec. 34-83. Board of examiners - Certificates - Examinations. A board of 3 examiners shall examine all applicants required to hold certificates to teach and the board of education shall issue gratuitously to those who pass a required test of character, scholarship and general fitness, such certificates to teach as they are found entitled to receive. No person may be granted or continue to hold a teaching certificate who has knowingly altered or misrepresented his or her teaching qualifications in order to acquire the certificate. Any other certificate held by such person may be suspended or revoked by the board of examiners, depending upon the severity of the alteration or misrepresentation. The board of examiners shall consist of the general superintendent of schools and 2 persons approved and appointed by the board of education upon the nomination of the general superintendent of schools. The board of examiners shall hold such examinations as the board of education may prescribe, upon the recommendation of the general superintendent of schools and shall prepare all necessary eligible lists, which shall be kept in the office of the general superintendent of schools and be open to public inspection. Members of the board of examiners shall hold office for a term of 2 years.
    The board of examiners created herein is abolished effective July 1, 1988. Commencing July 1, 1988, all new teachers employed by the board shall hold teaching certificates issued by the State Teacher Certification Board under Article 21. The State Board of Education in consultation with the board of examiners and the State Teacher Certification Board shall develop procedures whereby teachers currently holding valid certificates issued by the board of examiners, and all teachers employed by the board after August 1, 1985 and prior to July 1, 1988, shall no later than July 1, 1988 exchange certificates issued by the board of examiners for comparable certificates issued by the State Teacher Certification Board. On the exchange of a certificate on or before July 1, 1988, the State Teacher Certification Board shall not require any additional qualifications for the issuance of the comparable certificate. If prior to July 1, 1988 the board of examiners has issued types of teaching certificates which are not comparable to the types of certificates issued by the State Teacher Certification Board, such certificates shall continue to be valid for and shall be renewable by the holders thereof, and no additional qualifications shall be required by the State Teacher Certification Board for any such renewal; however, no individual who received a letter of continuing eligibility shall be issued an Initial or Standard Teaching Certificate, as provided in Section 21-2 of this Code, unless that individual also holds such a valid and renewable certificate.
    The State Board of Education shall report by July 1, 1986, to the Illinois General Assembly on the procedures for exchange it has developed in consultation with the board of examiners and the State Teacher Certification Board as required in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-102, eff. 7-12-99.)