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(225 ILCS 55/45)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8351-45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Licenses; renewals; restoration; person in military service.
(a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under
this Act shall be set by rule. As a condition for renewal of a license, the
licensee shall be required to complete continuing education under requirements
set forth in rules of the Department.
(b) Any person who has permitted his or her license to expire may have his
license restored by making application to the Department and filing
proof acceptable to the Department of fitness to have his or her license
restored, which may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in
another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, complying with any
continuing education requirements, and paying the required restoration fee.
(c) If the person has not maintained an active practice in another
jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Board shall determine, by
an evaluation program established by rule, the person's fitness to resume
active status and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated
clinical experience and successful completion of a practical examination.
However, any person whose license expired while he or she has been engaged (i) in federal
service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or
called into service or training with the State Militia, or (ii) in training
or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to
induction into the military service may have his or her license renewed or
restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after
honorable termination of the service, training or education, except under
condition other than honorable, he or she furnishes the Department with
satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that
the service, training, or education has been so terminated.
(d) Any person who notifies the Department, in writing on forms
prescribed by the Department, may place his or her license on inactive
status and shall be excused from the payment of renewal fees until the
person notifies the Department in writing of the intention to resume
(e) Any person requesting his or her license be changed from inactive to
active status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall
also demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements.
(f) Any marriage and family therapist or associate licensed marriage and family
therapist whose license is nonrenewed or on inactive status shall not engage
in the practice of marriage and family therapy in the State of Illinois and use
the title or advertise that he or she performs the services of a "licensed
marriage and family therapist" or an "associate licensed marriage and family
(g) Any person violating subsection (f) of this Section shall be
considered to be practicing without a license and will be subject to the
disciplinary provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-372, eff. 8-25-17.)