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 1480.160 RESTORATION


 

Section 1480.160  Restoration

 

a)         A licensee seeking restoration of a license that has expired for less than 5 years shall have the license restored upon application to the Division, proof of 30 hours of continuing education completed in accordance with Section 1480.185 within 2 years prior to application, and payment of the required fee specified in Section 1480.195.

 

b)         A licensee seeking restoration of a license that has been placed on inactive status for less than 5 years shall have the license restored upon application to the Division, proof of 30 hours of continuing education completed in accordance with Section 1480.185 within 2 years prior to application, and payment of the current renewal fee specified in Section 1480.195.

 

c)         A licensee seeking restoration of a license after it has expired or been placed on inactive status for more than 5 years shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Division, for review by the Board and proof of 30 hours of continuing education completed in accordance with Section 1480.185 within 2 years prior to application, together with the fee required by Section 1480.195.  The licensee shall also submit:

 

1)         Sworn evidence of active practice in another jurisdiction for at least the last 2 years.  The evidence shall include a statement from the appropriate board or licensing authority in the other jurisdiction that the licensee was authorized to practice during the term of the active practice;

 

2)         An affidavit attesting to military service, as provided in Section 14 of the Act;

 

3)         Proof of passage of the NCEES Structural II examination or the 16-hour Structural examination (see Section 1480.150) within the 5 years preceding restoration; or

 

4)         Other evidence of continued competence in structural engineering, including, but not limited to:

 

A)        Employment in a responsible capacity by a licensed structural engineer;

 

B)        Lawfully practicing structural engineering as an employee of a governmental agency;

 

C)        Teaching structural engineering in a college or university; or

 

D)        Performing structural engineering research.

 

d)         Any person seeking restoration of a license within 2 years after discharge from military service (see Section 14 of the Act) will be required to pay only the current renewal fee.

 

e)         A restoration applicant shall meet the requirement for seismic design set forth in Section 1480.175.

 

f)         When the accuracy of any submitted documentation, or the relevance or sufficiency of the course work or experience required by subsection (c)(4) is questioned by the Division because of discrepancies or conflicts in information, information needing further clarification, and/or missing information, the licensee seeking restoration of a license shall be requested to:

 

1)         Provide information as may be necessary; and/or

 

2)         Appear for an interview before the Board to explain the relevance or sufficiency when the information available to the Board is insufficient to evaluate the individual's current competency to practice under the Act.  Upon recommendation of the Board, and approval by the Director of the Division of Professional Regulation (Director) with the authority delegated by the Secretary, an applicant shall have the license restored or shall be notified of the reason for the denial of the application for restoration.

 

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