(215 ILCS 5/1520)
    Sec. 1520. Application for license.
    (a) A person applying for a public adjuster license shall make application to the Director on the appropriate uniform application or other application prescribed by the Director.
    (b) The applicant shall declare under penalty of perjury and under penalty of refusal, suspension, or revocation of the license that the statements made in the application are true, correct, and complete to the best of the applicant's knowledge and belief.
    (c) In order to make a determination of license eligibility, the Director is authorized to require all applicants for licensing, including renewal applicants, to undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history record check for the first year following the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. The fingerprints and the fee required to perform the criminal history record checks shall be submitted to the Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct a State and national criminal history record check. The Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall furnish to the Department of Insurance all records of convictions, unless or until expunged, pursuant to the fingerprint-based criminal history records check. The Illinois State Police shall charge a fee for conducting such checks, which fee shall be deposited into the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the cost of the inquiry. The applicant shall be required to pay all fees associated with conducting the criminal history record check.
    (d) The Director may adopt rules to establish procedures necessary to carry out the requirements of subsection (c) of this Section.
    (e) The Director is authorized to submit electronic fingerprint records and necessary identifying information to the NAIC, its affiliates, or subsidiaries for permanent retention in a centralized repository. The purpose of such a centralized repository is to provide Directors with access to fingerprint records in order to perform criminal history record checks.
    (f) Until such time as the Director can obtain and receive national criminal history records, the applicant shall obtain a copy of his or her fingerprints and complete criminal history record from the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division and the Illinois State Police and provide such information to the Department of Insurance.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)