TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1270 ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1270.10 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE AS A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR BY EXAMINATION
Section 1270.10 Application for Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor by Examination
An applicant for licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Division, as required by Section 1270.20(g). The application shall include the following:
a) Verification of education.
1) A baccalaureate degree in land surveying from an approved program from an accredited college or university; or
2) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a related science, as defined in Section 1270.15(a), including 24 semester hours of land surveying courses.
b) Proof of holding a license as a Professional Land Surveyor-in-Training.
c) Certification, on forms provided by the Division, from the state or territory of the United States in which the applicant was originally licensed as a Surveyor‑in‑Training and/or Land Surveyor and the state in which the applicant predominantly practices and is currently licensed, if applicable, stating:
1) The time during which the applicant was licensed in that jurisdiction, including the date of the original issuance of the license;
2) A description of the examination in that jurisdiction; and
3) Whether the file on the applicant contains any record of disciplinary actions taken.
d) Verification of experience form, completed by a professional licensed land surveyor who was in direct supervision and control of his or her activities, indicating at least 4 years of responsible charge experience in land surveying as set forth in Section 1270.13.
e) The required fee specified in Section 1270.52.
f) Applicants who apply after January 1, 1997, who graduated from a land surveyor program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English must provide 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 land surveyor program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.
g) Applicants who received their education in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated on a course-by-course basis at their expense. Applicants may obtain forms from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers (AACRAO), 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 370, Washington DC 20036-1110 or from NCEES Credentials Evaluations, PO Box 1686 (280 Seneca Creek Road), Clemson SC 29633-1686 to evaluate educational programs. The Board will review all transcripts and the evaluation submitted to the Division to determine if the education meets the requirements set forth in this Section and Section 1270.15.
(Source: Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 14826, effective November 13, 2015)