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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act
5is amended by changing Section 65 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 55/65)  (from Ch. 111, par. 8351-65)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
8    Sec. 65. Endorsement. The Department may issue a license
9as a licensed marriage and family therapist, without the
10required examination, to an applicant licensed under the laws
11of another state if the requirements for licensure in that
12state are, on the date of licensure, substantially equivalent
13to the requirements of this Act or to a person who, at the time
14of his or her application for licensure, possessed individual
15qualifications that were substantially equivalent to the
16requirements then in force in this State. An applicant under
17this Section shall pay all of the required fees.
18    An individual applying for licensure as a licensed
19marriage and family therapist who has been licensed without
20discipline at the independent level in another United States
21jurisdiction for at least 30 months during the 5 consecutive
22years preceding application without discipline is not required
23to submit proof of completion of the education, professional



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1experience, and supervision required in Section 40.
2Individuals meeting this requirement with 5 consecutive years
3of experience must submit certified verification of licensure
4from the jurisdiction in which the applicant practiced and
5must comply with all other licensing requirements and pay all
6required fees.
7    If the accuracy of any submitted documentation or the
8relevance or sufficiency of the course work or experience is
9questioned by the Department or the Board because of a lack of
10information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given,
11or a need for clarification, the applicant seeking licensure
12may be required to provide additional information.
13    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
14complete the application process. If the process has not been
15completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied,
16the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and
17meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
18(Source: P.A. 102-1053, eff. 6-10-22.)