(55 ILCS 5/3-3001)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-3001)
Commission; training; duties performed by other county officer.
(a) Every coroner shall be commissioned by the Governor, but no
commission shall issue except upon the certificate of the county clerk of
the proper county of the due election or appointment of the coroner and
that the coroner has filed his or her bond and taken the oath of office as
provided in this Division.
(b)(1) Within 30 days of assuming office, a coroner elected to that office
for the first time shall apply for admission to the Coroner Training Board coroners training program. Completion of the training
program shall be within 6 months of application. Any coroner may direct the
chief deputy coroner or a deputy coroner, or both, to attend the training
program, provided the coroner has completed the training program. Satisfactory
completion of the program shall be evidenced by a certificate issued to the
coroner by the Coroner Training Board. All coroners
shall complete the training program at least once while serving as coroner.
(2) In developing the coroner training program, the Coroner Training Board shall consult with the
Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association or other organization as approved by the Coroner Training Board.
(3) The Coroner Training Board shall notify the
proper county board of the failure by a coroner to successfully complete this
(c) Every coroner shall attend at least 24 hours of accredited
continuing education for coroners in each calendar year.
(d) In all counties that provide by resolution for the elimination of
the office of coroner pursuant to a referendum, the resolution may also
provide, as part of the same proposition, that the duties of the coroner be
taken over by another county officer specified by the resolution and
(Source: P.A. 99-408, eff. 1-1-16