(805 ILCS 185/15)
Certificate of registration.
(a) No professional limited liability company may render professional services that require the issuance of a license by the Department, except through its managers, members, agents, or employees who are duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render such professional services within this State. An individual's association with a professional limited liability company as a manager, member, agent, or employee, shall in no way modify or diminish the jurisdiction of the Department that licensed, certified, or registered the individual for a particular profession.
(b) A professional limited liability company shall not open, operate, or maintain an establishment for any of the purposes for which a limited liability company may be organized without obtaining a certificate of registration from the Department.
(c) Application for a certificate of registration shall be made in writing and shall contain the name and primary mailing address of the professional limited liability company, the name and address of the company's registered agent, the address of the practice location maintained by the company, each assumed name being used by the company, and such other information as may be required by the Department. All official correspondence from the Department shall be mailed to the primary mailing address of the company except that the company may elect to have renewal and non-renewal notices sent to the registered agent of the company. Upon receipt of such application, the Department shall make an investigation of the professional limited liability company. If this Act or any Act administered by the Department requires the organizers, managers, and members to each be licensed in the particular profession or related professions related to the professional services offered by the company, the Department shall determine that the organizers, managers, and members are each licensed pursuant to the laws of Illinois to engage in the particular profession or related professions involved (except that an initial organizer may be a licensed attorney) and that no disciplinary action is pending before the Department against any of them before issuing a certificate of registration. For all other companies submitting an application, the Department shall determine if any organizer, manager, or member claiming to hold a professional license issued by the Department is currently so licensed and that no disciplinary action is pending before the Department against any of them before issuing a certificate of registration. If it appears that the professional limited liability company will be conducted in compliance with the law and the rules and regulations of the Department, the Department shall issue, upon payment of a registration fee of $50, a certificate of registration.
(d) A separate application shall be submitted for each business location in Illinois. If the professional limited liability company is using more than one fictitious or assumed name and has an address different from that of the parent company, a separate application shall be submitted for each fictitious or assumed name.
(e) The certificate of registration shall expire on January 1, 2019 and on January 1 of every third year thereafter. Upon written application of the holder, the Department shall renew the certificate if it finds that the professional limited liability company has complied with its regulations and the provisions of this Act and the applicable licensing Act. This fee for the renewal of a certificate of registration shall be $40. The certificate of registration shall be conspicuously posted upon the premises to which it is applicable. A certificate of registration shall not be assignable.
(f) The Department shall not issue or renew any certificate of registration to a professional limited liability company during the period of dissolution.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15; 100-894, eff. 8-14-18.)