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(225 ILCS 105/10)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5010)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Who must be licensed.
(a) In order to participate in
contests the following persons
must each be licensed and in good standing with the Department: (a) professionals and amateurs,
(b) seconds, (c) referees, (d) judges, (e) managers, (f)
matchmakers, and (g) timekeepers.
(b) In order to participate in professional or amateur contests or a combination of both, promoters must be licensed and in good standing with the Department.
(c) Announcers may participate in professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both, without being licensed under this Act. It shall be the responsibility of
the promoter to ensure that announcers comply
with the Act, and all rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this
(d) A licensed promoter may not act as, and cannot be licensed as, a second, professional, referee, timekeeper, judge, or manager. If he or she is so licensed, he
or she must relinquish any of these licenses to the Department for
A person possessing a valid
promoter's license may act as a matchmaker.
(e) Participants in amateur full-contact martial arts contests taking place before January 1, 2023 are not required to obtain licenses by the Department, except for promoters of amateur contests.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22