(225 ILCS 235/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2206)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2029)
    Sec. 6. Renewal of technician certification.
    (a) A certified technician's certificate shall be valid for a period of 3 years expiring on December 31 of the third year, except that an original certificate issued between October 1 and December 31 shall expire on December 31 of the third full calendar year following issuance. A certificate may be renewed by application upon a form prescribed by the Department, provided that the certified technician furnishes the following:
        (1) a renewal application filed with the Department
no later than December 1 preceding the date of expiration;
        (2) evidence on file with the Department, of
acquiring, during the 3 year period, a minimum of 9 classroom hours, in increments of 3 hours or more, of training at Department approved pest control training seminars; and
        (3) the required fee as prescribed in Section 9 of
this Act.
    Applications received by the Department postmarked after December 1 shall be accompanied by the required late filing charge as prescribed in Section 9 of this Act.
    (b) Certified technician's certificates are not transferable from one person to another person, and no licensee or registrant shall use the certificate of a certified technician to secure or hold a license or registration unless the holder of such certificate is actively engaged in the direction of pest control operations of the licensee or registrant.
    (c) A certified technician who has not renewed his or her certificate for a period of not more than one year after its expiration may secure a renewal upon payment of the renewal fee and late filing charge and the furnishing of evidence of training in accordance with item (2) of subsection (a) of this Section. If a technician has not renewed his or her certificate for a period of more than one year after its expiration, the technician shall file an original application for examination, pay all required fees, which may include renewal, examination, and late filing charges, and successfully pass the examination before his or her certificate is renewed. Any individual who fails to renew a certification by the date of expiration shall not perform any supervisory pest control activities until the requirements of this Section have been met and a certificate has been issued by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 100-716, eff. 8-3-18.)