(225 ILCS 20/8)
(from Ch. 111, par. 6358)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Department shall authorize examinations of applicants at such times and
places as it may determine. Each examination shall be of a character to
fairly test the competence and qualifications of the applicants to practice
as a licensed clinical social worker or as a licensed social worker.
(2) Applicants for examination shall pay, either to the
Department or to
the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining the
applicant's eligibility and of providing the examination. Failure to
appear for the examination on the scheduled date at the time and place
specified after the applicant's application for examination has been
received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing
service shall result in forfeiture of the examination fee.
(4) The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of
preparing and conducting examinations.
(5) An applicant has one year from the date of notification of
successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a
license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the examination
scores shall be void and the applicant shall
be required to take and pass the examination again unless licensed in
another jurisdiction of the United States within one year of passing the
(6) Applicants for a license as a licensed social worker enrolled in an approved program for a master's degree in social work may sit for the authorized examination for licensed social workers in the final semester of the program for a master's degree in social work without prior approval of the Department. The Department may adopt rules to administer this paragraph (6). Applicants for a license as a licensed social worker must still meet all requirements set forth in Section 9A.
(Source: P.A. 101-568, eff. 1-1-20