Public Act 101-0568
SB1888 EnrolledLRB101 09720 JRG 54820 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Clinical Social Work and Social Work
Practice Act is amended by changing Section 8 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 20/8)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6358)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 8. Examination.
    (1) The 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
    (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.
    (3) (Blank).
    (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 examination.
    (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. 90-150, eff. 12-30-97.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2020.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020