(415 ILCS 30/9.1)
    Sec. 9.1. Closed loop well contractor certification.
    (a) Within 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, all closed loop well contractors, shall be certified by the Department. The Department shall issue closed loop well contractor certificates to those applicants who are qualified and have successfully passed the Department's closed loop well contractor's certification exam. Application for certification as a closed loop well contractor must be made to the Department in writing and under oath or affirmation on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department. Applications may require any information the Department deems necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this Act. The Department shall collect a fee for the closed loop well contractor's qualification exam.
    (b) Any person holding a valid water well contractor's license issued under the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractor's License Act may apply and receive, without examination or fee, a closed loop well contractor's certification, provided that all other requirements of this Act are met.
    (c) Any person who only installs horizontal closed loop wells using the open trench method shall be exempt from certification under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-363, eff. 8-15-11.)