(225 ILCS 110/8.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Qualifications for licenses as a speech-language pathology
A person is qualified to be licensed as a speech-language
pathology assistant if that person has applied in writing or electronically on forms prescribed
by the Department, has paid the required fees, and meets both of the following
(1) Is of good moral character. In determining moral
character, the Department may take into consideration any felony conviction or plea of guilty or nolo contendere of the applicant, but such a conviction or plea shall not operate automatically as a complete bar to licensure.
(2) Has received either (i) an associate degree from
a speech-language pathology assistant program that has been approved by the Department and that meets the minimum requirements set forth in Section 8.6 or (ii) a bachelor's degree and has completed course work from an accredited college or university that meets the minimum requirements set forth in Section 8.6.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18