(225 ILCS 107/40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 40. Examination; failure or refusal to take examination.
    (a) The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants at such times and places as it may determine. The examinations shall be of a character to fairly test the competence and qualifications of the applicants to practice professional counseling or clinical professional counseling.
    (b) Applicants for examination shall pay, either to the Department or to the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost 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.
    (c) If an applicant neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years after filing an application, the application will be denied. However, the applicant may thereafter submit a new application accompanied by the required fee. The applicant shall meet the requirements in force at the time of making the new application.
    (d) The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of preparing and conducting examinations.
(Source: P.A. 87-1011; 87-1269.)