(225 ILCS 335/3.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
(a) The Department shall authorize examinations for applicants for
initial licensure at the time and place it may
designate. The examinations shall be of a character to fairly test the
competence and qualifications of applicants to act as roofing contractors.
Each applicant for limited licenses shall designate a qualifying party who
take an examination, the technical
portion of which shall cover residential roofing practices. Each applicant for
unlimited license shall designate a qualifying party who shall take an
examination, the technical portion of which
shall cover residential, commercial, and industrial roofing practices. Both examinations shall cover Illinois jurisprudence as it relates to roofing practice.
(b) An applicant for a limited license or an unlimited license or a
qualifying party designated by an applicant for a limited license or unlimited
shall pay, either to the Department or the
designated testing service, a fee established by the Department to cover the
cost of providing the examination. Failure
to appear for the
the scheduled date at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application
for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department
or the designated testing service, shall result in forfeiture of the examination
qualifying party for an
applicant for a new license must have passed an examination authorized by
the Department may issue a license.
(d) The application for a license as a corporation, business trust, or other legal entity submitted by a sole proprietor who is currently licensed under this Act and exempt from the examination requirement of this Section shall not be considered an application for initial licensure for the purposes of this subsection (d) if the sole proprietor is named in the application as the qualifying party and is the sole owner of the legal entity. Upon issuance of a license to the new legal entity, the sole proprietorship license is terminated.
The application for initial licensure as a partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity submitted by a currently licensed partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity shall not be considered an application for initial licensure for the purposes of this subsection (d) if the entity's current qualifying party is exempt from the examination requirement of this Section, that qualifying party is named as the new legal entity's qualifying party, and the majority of ownership in the new legal entity remains the same as the currently licensed entity. Upon issuance of a license to the new legal entity under this subsection (d), the former license issued to the applicant is terminated.
(e) An applicant has 3 years after the date of application to complete
the application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years,
the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant
must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)