(225 ILCS 340/34)
(from Ch. 111, par. 6634)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
Each of the following acts constitutes a Class A misdemeanor
for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense:
(a) The practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice structural
engineering, or the advertising or putting out any sign, card, or other device
which might indicate to the public that the person or entity is entitled to
practice structural engineering, without a license as a licensed structural
engineer, or registration as a professional design firm issued by the
Department. Each day of practicing structural engineering, or attempting to
practice structural engineering, and each instance of offering to practice
structural engineering, without the appropriate license or registration
constitutes a separate offense.
(b) The making of any wilfully false oath or affirmation whenever an
oath or affirmation is required by this Act.
(c) The affixing of a licensed structural engineer's seal to any
plans, specifications or drawings which have not been prepared by or
under the immediate personal supervision of that structural engineer or
after review as provided in this Act.
(d) A violation of the provisions of this Act or its rules.
(e) Using or attempting to use an expired, inactive, suspended, or
revoked license; or the certificate or seal of another; or impersonating
(f) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or registration by
(g) If any person, sole proprietorship, professional service corporation,
limited liability company, corporation or partnership, or other entity
practices structural engineering or advertises or displays any sign or card or
other device that might indicate to the public that the person or entity is
entitled to practice as a structural engineer or use the title "structural
engineer" or any of its derivations unless the person or entity holds an active
license or registration in the State; then, in addition to any other penalty
provided by law any person who violates this subsection (g) shall forfeit and
pay to the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund a civil
penalty in an amount determined by the Department of not more than $5,000 for
A violation of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 20 is not subject
to the penalty provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-428