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(225 ILCS 450/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5502)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
Board of Examiners.
The Governor shall appoint a Board
Examiners that shall determine the qualifications of persons applying for certification
and shall make rules for and conduct examinations for determining
The Board shall consist of
including 2 public
remainder shall be
public accountants in this State who have been residents of this State for at
least 5 years immediately preceding appointment to the Board, except that one shall be either
a certified public accountant of the grade herein described or an
attorney licensed and
residing in this State and one shall be a certified public accountant who is an
active or retired educator residing in this State. The term of office of each
examiner shall be 3 years. As the term of
each examiner expires, the appointment shall be filled for a term of 3 years
from the date of expiration. Any Board member who has served as a member for 6
consecutive years shall not be eligible for reappointment until 2 years after
the end of the term in which the sixth consecutive year of service occurred,
except that members of the
Board serving on the effective date of this Section shall be eligible
for appointment to one additional 3-year term. Where the expiration of
any member's term shall result in less than 11 members then serving on
the Board, the member shall continue to serve until a successor is
appointed and has qualified. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no Board member shall serve more than 2 full consecutive terms. Anyone appointed to the Board shall be ineligible to be appointed to the Illinois Public Accountants Registration and Licensure Committee appointed by the Secretary.
Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. The membership of the Board shall reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State. The members of the Board appointed by the Governor shall receive reasonable compensation for the member's necessary, legitimate, and authorized expenses in accordance with the Governor's Travel Control Board rules and the Travel Regulation Rules. The Governor may terminate the term of any
member of the Board at any time for cause.
Information regarding educational requirements, the application process,
examination, and fees shall be available on the Board's Internet web site as
well as in
printed documents available from the Board's office.
The Board shall adopt all necessary and reasonable rules and regulations
for the effective administration of this Act. Without limiting the foregoing,
shall adopt and prescribe rules and regulations for a fair and
impartial method of determining the qualifications of applicants for
examination and for a fair and impartial method of examination of
persons under Section 2 and may establish rules for subjects conditioned and
for the transfer of credits from other jurisdictions with respect to subjects
passed. The Board shall verify completion of educational requirements for certification as required under this Act.
The Board shall make an annual report of its activities to the Governor and the Secretary. This report shall include a complete operating and financial statement covering its operations during the year, the number of examinations given, the pass/fail ratio for examinations, and any other information deemed appropriate. The Board shall have an audit of its books and accounts every 2 years by the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 102-222, eff. 1-1-22; 103-309, eff. 1-1-24