(215 ILCS 5/401.3)
    Sec. 401.3. Advisory council; powers and duties. There is created within the Department an advisory council to review and make recommendations to the Department regarding rules to be adopted with respect to continuing education courses for which the approval of the Department is required under the provisions of this Code. In addition, the advisory council shall make recommendations to the Department regarding rules with respect to course materials, curriculum, and credentials of instructors.
    The advisory council shall be comprised of 7 members appointed by the Director. One member shall be an educational instructor who has regularly provided educational offerings for more than 5 out of the last 10 years to individuals licensed under this Code. Three members shall be recommended by the leadership of 3 statewide trade organizations whose memberships are primarily composed of individuals licensed under this Code, none of which may come from the same organization. Three members shall represent a domestic company.
    The members' terms shall be 3 years or until their successors are appointed, and the expiration of their terms shall be staggered. No individual may serve more than 3 consecutive terms.
    The Director shall appoint an employee of the Department to serve as the chairperson of the advisory council, ex officio, without a vote.
    Four voting advisory council members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is necessary for all advisory council decisions and recommendations.
(Source: P.A. 100-876, eff. 8-14-18.)