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 1480.175 SEISMIC DESIGN REQUIREMENT
Section 1480.175 Seismic Design Requirement
All restoration or endorsement applicants applying for licensure pursuant to Sections 1480.160 and 1480.170 must submit satisfactory evidence of knowledge in seismic design at the time of application.
a) The seismic design requirement can be satisfied by passage of one of the following:
1) The 16-hour NCEES Structural examination beginning with the April 2011 administration;
2) The NCEES Structural II examination beginning with the April 2004 administration;
3) The NCEES Structural II PM examination administered by Illinois from April 1991 through October 2003;
4) The NCEES Structural II PM examination administered by all other jurisdictions from April 1993 through October 2003;
5) The Western States Structural Examination administered from Spring 1993 through Fall 2003;
6) The Western States Structural Examination administered prior to Spring 1993 and submission of satisfactory evidence that the applicant has been responsible for current seismic design procedures during his or her practice of structural engineering within the 5 years prior to application to Illinois;
7) Satisfactory completion of a Board approved course of instruction dealing with seismic design that is part of an approved engineering curriculum. Evidence of completion shall be a college transcript;
8) Satisfactory completion of a Board approved professional seminar dealing with seismic design and involving a minimum of 16 contact hours of lectures within the 5 years prior to application. Evidence of completion shall be by means of a valid certificate of completion signed by the providers of the seminars. A short essay of approximately 1000 words to be reviewed by the Board on Illinois seismic conditions and requirements may be used to satisfy a maximum of 2 hours of the 16 contact hour requirement; or
9) Evidence that the applicant has, within the 5 years prior to application to Illinois, taught Board approved professional seminars or courses dealing with current seismic design procedures that are part of an approved engineering curriculum or has conducted significant research into the problems of seismic resistance of structures and published the results of the significant research.
b) Evidence of passage of one of the examinations identified in subsections (a)(1) through (4) shall be submitted by the licensing jurisdiction where the applicant passed the examination.
c) The Board shall utilize, but not be limited to, the following standards when approving a course or seminar in subsection (a):
1) Effects of earthquakes on buildings or bridges;
2) Structural standards and specifications for buildings or bridges;
3) Concepts in structural dynamics;
4) Seismic loading, including seismicity;
5) Seismic response analysis; and
6) Seismic design concepts, including concrete, steel, other structural materials and foundations.
(Source: Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 14876, effective November 13, 2015)