Sen. Javier L. Cervantes

Filed: 3/18/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3211 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)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



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1this Section shall pay all of the required fees.
2    An individual applying for licensure as a licensed
3marriage and family therapist who has been licensed without
4discipline at the independent level in another United States
5jurisdiction for at least 30 months during the 5 consecutive
6years preceding application without discipline is not required
7to submit proof of completion of the education, professional
8experience, and supervision required in Section 40.
9Individuals meeting this requirement with 5 consecutive years
10of experience must submit certified verification of licensure
11from the jurisdiction in which the applicant practiced and
12must comply with all other licensing requirements and pay all
13required fees.
14    If the accuracy of any submitted documentation or the
15relevance or sufficiency of the course work or experience is
16questioned by the Department or the Board because of a lack of
17information, discrepancies or conflicts in information given,
18or a need for clarification, the applicant seeking licensure
19may be required to provide additional information.
20    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
21complete the application process. If the process has not been
22completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied,
23the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and
24meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
25(Source: P.A. 102-1053, eff. 6-10-22.)".