(225 ILCS 2/40)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Application for licensure.
licensure as an acupuncturist shall be made to the
Department in writing on
prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by the required fee,
not be refundable.
The Department may issue a license to an
applicant who submits with the application proof of each of the following:
(1)(A) graduation from a school accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or a similar accrediting body approved by the Department; or (B) completion of a comprehensive educational program approved by the Department; and
(2) for applications submitted on or before December
31, 2019, passing the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine examination or a substantially equivalent examination approved by the Department; for applications submitted on or after January 1, 2020, demonstration of status as a Diplomate of Acupuncture or Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or a substantially equivalent credential as approved by the Department.
An applicant has 3
years from the date of his or her application to complete the application
process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application
shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and
meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 100-375, eff. 8-25-17.)