(225 ILCS 110/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 7908)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-530)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 8. Qualifications for licenses to practice speech-language pathology or audiology. The Department shall require that each applicant for a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology shall:
        (a) (blank);
        (b) be at least 21 years of age;
        (c) not have violated any provisions of Section 16 of
    
this Act;
        (d) for a license as a speech-language pathologist,
    
present satisfactory evidence of receiving a master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology from a program approved by the Department. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent any program from establishing higher standards than specified in this Act;
        (d-5) for a license as an audiologist, present
    
satisfactory evidence of having received a master's or doctoral degree in audiology from a program approved by the Department; however, an applicant for licensure as an audiologist whose degree was conferred on or after January 1, 2008, must present satisfactory evidence of having received a doctoral degree in audiology from a program approved by the Department;
        (e) pass a national examination recognized by the
    
Department in the theory and practice of the profession;
        (f) for a license as a speech-language pathologist,
    
have completed the equivalent of 9 months of supervised experience; and
        (g) for a license as an audiologist, have completed a
    
minimum of 1,500 clock hours of supervised experience or present evidence of a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree.
    Applicants have 3 years from 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 reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 94-528, eff. 8-10-05; 95-465, eff. 8-27-07.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-530)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 8. Qualifications for licenses to practice speech-language pathology or audiology. The Department shall require that each applicant for a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology shall:
        (a) (blank);
        (b) be at least 21 years of age;
        (c) not have violated any provisions of Section 16 of
    
this Act;
        (d) for a license as a speech-language pathologist,
    
present satisfactory evidence of receiving a master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology from a program approved by the Department. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent any program from establishing higher standards than specified in this Act;
        (d-5) for a license as an audiologist, present
    
satisfactory evidence of having received a master's or doctoral degree in audiology from a program approved by the Department; however, an applicant for licensure as an audiologist whose degree was conferred on or after January 1, 2008, must present satisfactory evidence of having received a doctoral degree in audiology from a program approved by the Department;
        (e) pass a national examination recognized by the
    
Department in the theory and practice of the profession;
        (f) for a license as a speech-language pathologist,
    
have completed the equivalent of 9 months of supervised experience; and
        (g) for a license as an audiologist, have completed a
    
minimum of 1,500 clock hours of supervised experience or present evidence of a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree.
    An applicant for licensure as a speech-language pathologist who received education and training at a speech-language pathology program located outside of the United States must meet the requirements of this Section, including, but not limited to, substantially complying with the minimum requirements of an approved program as set forth by rule.
    Applicants have 3 years from 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 reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18.)