(225 ILCS 107/50)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
Licenses; renewal; restoration; person in military service;
(a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under
this Act shall be set by rule. As a condition for renewal of a license, the licensee shall be required to complete continuing education in accordance with rules established by the Department.
(b) Any person who has permitted a license to expire or who has a
license on inactive status may have it restored by submitting an application to
the Department and filing proof of fitness acceptable to the Department, to have
the license restored, including, if appropriate, evidence which is satisfactory
to the Department certifying the active practice of professional counseling or
clinical professional counseling in another jurisdiction and by paying the
(c) If the person has not maintained an active practice in another
jurisdiction which is satisfactory to the Department, the Department shall
determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, the person's fitness to resume active status and shall establish procedures and requirements for restoration.
(d) However, any person whose license expired while he or she was (i) in federal service on active duty with
the armed forces of the United States or the State Militia or (ii) in training or education under the
supervision of the United States government prior to induction into the
military service may have his or her license restored without paying any lapsed renewal
fees if, within 2 years after the honorable termination of such service, training, or
education, the Department is
furnished with satisfactory evidence that the person has been so engaged and
that such service, training, or education has been so terminated.
(e) A license to practice shall not be denied any applicant because of
the applicant's race, religion, creed, national origin, political beliefs
or activities, age, sex, sexual orientation, or physical impairment.
(f) Any person requesting restoration from inactive status shall (i) be required to pay the current renewal fee, (ii) meet continuing education requirements, and (iii) be required to restore his or her license as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-706, eff. 6-25-12.)