(225 ILCS 315/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 8111)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 11. Licensure Qualifications.
    (a) Every person applying to the Department for licensure shall do so on forms approved by the Department and shall pay the required fee. Every person applying to the Department for licensure shall submit, with his application, satisfactory evidence that the person holds an approved professional degree in landscape architecture from an approved and accredited program, as such terms are defined by the rules and regulations of the Department, and that he has had such practical experience in landscape architectural work as shall be required by the rules and regulations of the Department. Every applicant for initial licensure must have an approved professional degree. If an applicant is qualified the Department shall, by means of a written examination, examine the applicant on such technical and professional subjects as shall be required by the rules and regulations of the Department.
    (b) The Department may exempt from such written examination an applicant who holds a certificate of qualification issued by the National Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards, or who holds a registration or license in another state which has equivalent or substantially equivalent requirements as the State of Illinois.
    (c) The Department shall adopt rules determining requirements for practical training and education. The Department may also adopt the examinations and recommended grading procedures of the National Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and the accreditation procedures of the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board. The Department shall issue a certificate of licensure to each applicant who satisfies the requirements set forth in this Section. Such licensure shall be effective upon issuance.
    (d) If an applicant neglects, fails without an approved excuse, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination to obtain a certificate of licensure under this Act within 3 years after filing the application, the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may thereafter submit a new application accompanied by the required fee.
    (e) For a period of 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, persons demonstrating to the Department that they have been engaged in landscape architectural practice for a period of 10 years and have an accredited degree and license in urban or regional planning, architecture, or civil engineering are eligible to achieve licensure through examination.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)