Sec. 1515.60 - [Effective until 10/9/2021]Renewals

ยง 1515.60. [Effective until 10/9/2021]Renewals

a) Every license of a sign language interpreter for the deaf issued under the Act shall expire on December 31 of each year. The holder of a license may renew the license during the 60 days preceding the expiration date by providing proof of a current acceptable certificate and of completion of the continuing education hours set forth in Section 1515.80, and payment of the required fee.

b) Every provisional license or Illinois Short-Term Conditional License of a sign language interpreter for the deaf issued under the Act shall expire 12 months from date of issuance. The holder of a provisional license may renew the provisional license during the 60 days preceding the expiration date by providing proof of a current acceptable certificate and of completion of the continuing education hours set forth in Section 1515.80, and payment of the required fee.

c) It is the responsibility of each registrant to notify the Commission of any change of address. Failure to receive a renewal form from the Commission shall not constitute an excuse for failure to submit a renewal application as prescribed by the Commission and pay the renewal fee.

d) Practicing after a license has expired shall be considered the unlicensed practice of sign language interpreting and subject to discipline pursuant to Section 20 of the Act.

(Amended by emergency rulemaking at 45 Ill. Reg. 6660, effective May 12, 2021, for a maximum of 150 days)

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