CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
SEAOI Events
SEAOI SE Exam Refresher Course
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SEAOI Dinner Meetings (1 hr credit)
ASCE Events
AISC Events
CRSI Seminars
ACI Events
ACI Online CEU
Structural Engineer Magazine Professional Development
HOW TO GET CE CREDITS
Activity Credits
Workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. 1 hr = 1 CE credit hour
Committee membership 2 CE credit hours per committee
In-house courses 1 hr = 1 CE credit hour
Self administered course varies per course
Teaching or presenting 1 hr taught = 3 CE credit hours
Accredited coursework 1 credit hour = 15 CE credit hours
Click here to review the IL General Assembly administrative code for continuing education requirements.
 
POTENTIAL CHANGES TO S.E. LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Click here for information on potential changes to the requirements for obtaining an Illinois S.E. license.  
 
RESULTS OF SEAOI LICENSING SURVEY
Click here for the results of the SEAOI survey on licensing requirements.  
 
STEPS TO OBTAIN ILLINOIS S.E. LICENSE
1 Qualify for Examination 2 Apply for Examination 3 Renew License
Before you can apply to take the Illinois SE Exam, you must qualify by providing documentation of your education and work experience. You must also pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (you may take the SE and FE at the same time). After your application for qualification is approved, you will be allowed to apply to take the examination. Next, you need to complete an application to take the SE Exam and submit it to IDFPR. The application requires you submit your education transcripts and a verification of employment. The SE exam consists of 2 8-hour exams, which must both be passed to receive your SE license. Scoring is Pass/Fail and you will not know your score.

The application deadline is February 2, 2014 for the April 2015 exam, and August 17, 2015 for the October 2015 examination. Applications for must be in the Department by that date.
Every 2 years, following the receipt of your license, you must complete 30 hours of Continuing Education credits. You are not required to submit documentation of completion unless you are audited, but audits can be requested at random. See the opportunities above for more information on continuing education events.
For more information on taking the SE Exam, go to IDFPR, NCEES, and Continental Testing Services.
 
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