TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1480 THE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1480.140 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION


 

Section 1480.140  Application for Licensure by Examination

 

a)         Applicant Enrolled as a Structural Engineer Intern or Engineer Intern

 

1)         An applicant shall have acquired all experience required by Section 1480.130 prior to making application to the Division.

 

2)         An applicant for licensure as a structural engineer who is enrolled as a structural engineer intern or engineer intern shall file an application on forms supplied by the Division as required by Section 1480.150(j).  The application shall include, in addition to the requirements of Section 9 of the Act, the following:

 

A)        Experience verification forms completed by the supervisor, indicating the required 4 years of experience earned.  For engineer interns enrolled with a degree in a related science, experience verification forms shall be completed for the entire 8 years of required experience as set forth in Section 1480.130.

 

B)        For persons who were certified or enrolled as an engineer intern or engineer-in-training in Illinois or another state or territory:

 

i)          A certification of enrollment from the appropriate state board, including the date of the examination; and

 

ii)         Official college transcripts showing coursework completed and degree received.

 

C)        The required fee specified in Section 1480.195.

 

D)        For an applicant claiming credit for participation in a cooperative program, as described in Section 1480.130(a)(3), certification of participation with a brief description of the program, from the university and verification of supervision.

 

b)         Applicant Not Enrolled as a Structural Engineer Intern or an Engineer Intern

 

1)         An applicant shall have acquired all experience as required in Section 1480.130 prior to making application to the Division.

 

2)         An applicant for registration as a structural engineer who is not enrolled or certified as a Structural Engineer Intern shall file an application on forms supplied by the Division as required by Section 1480.150(j).  The application shall include, in addition to the requirements of Section 9 of the Act, the following:

 

A)        Verification of experience indicating the approved experience as set forth in Section 1480.130;

 

B)        Certification of education of one of the following:

 

i)          A degree from an approved structural engineering or architecture curriculum as set forth in Section 1480.110.  An official transcript of educational credit showing receipt of a baccalaureate degree from an approved structural engineering or architecture curriculum as set forth in Section 1480.110; an official transcript of educational credit; and completed experience certification forms indicating the required 4 years of approved experience, except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section; or

 

ii)         A degree in a related science as set forth in Section 1480.120. An official transcript of educational credit showing receipt of a bachelor of science degree in a related science; an official transcript of educational credit; and completed experience certification forms, indicating the required 8 years of approved experience; and

 

C)        The required fee specified in Section 1480.195.

 

c)         If an applicant has ever been licensed to practice engineering in another jurisdiction, certification from the jurisdiction of original licensure and any other jurisdiction in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed, including the following:

 

1)         The date of issuance of the applicant's license and the current status of the license;

 

2)         The basis of licensure and a description of the examination by which the applicant was licensed, if any; and

 

3)         Whether the records of the licensing authority contain any record of disciplinary action taken or pending against the applicant.

 

d)         Applicants not enrolled as a structural engineer intern in Illinois who received their education in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated at their expense.  Applicants shall obtain the forms from NCEES Credentials Evaluations, P.O. Box 1686 (280 Seneca Creek Road), Clemson SC 29633-1686.  Evaluations completed prior to October 30, 2006 from Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI) are also accepted.  The Board has only approved NCEES and ECEI as evaluators for engineering degrees.  The Board will review all transcripts and the evaluation submitted to the Division to determine if the education meets the requirements set forth in Sections 1480.110 and 1480.120.

 

e)         Applicants not enrolled as a structural engineer intern in Illinois shall submit proof of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) for applicants who apply after January 1, 1997, who graduated from a structural engineering, architecture or related science program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English.  In order to determine applicants whose first language is English, the applicant shall submit verification from the school that the structural engineering, architecture or related science program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.  The minimum acceptable scores are 550 for the paper TOEFL, 213 for the computer based TOEFL and 50 for the TSE, or 88 for the Internet‑based TOEFL-iBT with a minimum score of 26 on the speaking module.  However, any such applicant who subsequently earned a post-graduate degree in engineering from an accredited educational institution in the United States or its territories shall not be subject to this requirement.

 

f)         Upon receipt of the application and all supporting documentation in complete order, the applicant's file will be presented to the Board for evaluation of the required education and experience as specified in Sections 1480.110 and 1480.130.  Once the application has been approved, those persons will be notified of their eligibility to register for the Fundamentals of Engineering, the 16-hour Structural examination, the examination filing deadline and the required examination fee as provided for in Section 1480.195.

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 14876, effective November 13, 2015)