(225 ILCS 340/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 6606)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 6. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall exercise the following functions, powers and duties subject to the provisions of this Act:
        (1) To conduct examinations to ascertain the
    
qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure as licensed structural engineers, and pass upon the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure by endorsement.
        (2) To prescribe rules for a method of examination of
    
candidates.
        (3) To prescribe rules to establish what constitutes
    
a structural engineering or related science curriculum, to determine if a specific curriculum qualifies as a structural engineering or related science curriculum, and to terminate the Department's approval of any curriculum as a structural engineering or related science curriculum for non-compliance with such rules.
        (3.5) To register corporations, partnerships,
    
professional service corporations, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships for the practice of structural engineering and issue a license to those who qualify.
        (4) To investigate complaints, to conduct oral
    
interviews, disciplinary conferences, and formal evidentiary hearings on proceedings to refuse to issue, renew or restore, or to suspend or revoke a license, or to place on probation or reprimand a licensee for reasons set forth in Section 20 of this Act.
        (5) To formulate rules necessary to carry out the
    
provisions of this Act.
        (6) To maintain membership in a national organization
    
that provides an acceptable structural engineering examination and participate in activities of the organization by designation of individuals for the various classifications of membership and the appointment of delegates for attendance at regional and national meetings of the organization. All costs associated with membership and attendance of such delegates to any national meetings may be funded from the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund.
        (7) To review such applicant qualifications to sit
    
for the examination or for licensure that the Board designates pursuant to Section 8 of this Act.
    Prior to issuance of any final decision or order that deviates from any report or recommendation of the Board relating to the qualification of applicants, discipline of licensees or registrants, or promulgation of rules, the Secretary shall notify the Board and the Secretary of State in writing with an explanation of any such deviation and provide a reasonable time for the Board to submit comments to the Secretary regarding the action. In the event that the Board fails or declines to submit such comments within 30 days of said notification, the Secretary may issue a final decision or order consistent with the Secretary's original decision.
    Whenever the Secretary is not satisfied that substantial justice has been done in an examination, the Secretary may order a reexamination by the same or other examiners.
(Source: P.A. 96-610, eff. 8-24-09.)