(225 ILCS 90/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 4262)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 12. Examinations. The Department shall examine applicants for licenses as physical therapists or physical therapist assistants at such times and places as it may determine. At least 2 written examinations shall be given during each calendar year for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The examination shall be approved by the Department.
    Following notification of eligibility for examination, an applicant who fails to take the examination for a license under this Act within 60 days of the notification or on the next available exam date, if no exam is held within 60 days of the notification, shall forfeit his or her fee and his or her right to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant until such time as the applicant has passed the appropriate examination. Any applicant failing the examination three times in any jurisdiction will not be allowed to sit for another examination until the applicant has presented satisfactory evidence to the Board of appropriate remedial work as set forth in the rules and regulations.
    If an applicant neglects, fails or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license or otherwise fails to complete the application process under this Act within 3 years after filing his application, the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may make a new application for examination accompanied by the required fee, and must furnish proof of meeting qualifications for examination in effect at the time of new application.
(Source: P.A. 99-229, eff. 8-3-15.)