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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS. State Licensing & Regulation Issues February 23, 2012. Who We Are. Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs State Approving Agency Field Services Division Grants Division Veteran Homes Specialty Programs In Focus 100 professions

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Illinois department of veterans affairs

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

State Licensing & Regulation Issues

February 23, 2012


Who we are

Who We Are

  • Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

    • State Approving Agency

    • Field Services Division

    • Grants Division

    • Veteran Homes

    • Specialty Programs

  • In Focus

    • 100 professions

    • 60-65 separate Acts

    • Covers approximately 1,000,000 people.


  • Il licensing issues

    IL Licensing Issues

    • Each profession has their own curriculum & standards; governed by specific Acts

    • Experience w/ the Program of Instruction

      • Could lead to automatic waiver if volume is significant

  • Highly specialized fields


  • Top regulated fields

    Top Regulated Fields

    • Pharmacists

    • Nursing

    • Physicians

    • Dentists

    • Engineers

    • Security Guards

    • Cosmetology


    Key issues

    Key Issues

    • Programs of Instruction

      • Courses

      • Course descriptions

      • Hours

      • Approving Associations

  • The tie-in w/ academic programs & curriculum

    • Military service credit

    • Lifelong learning credit

  • Could lead to a patchwork of states w/ varying degrees of credentialing and licensing; Inter-State Compact


  • Current laws

    Current Laws

    • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) – Educational Requirements

      • Public Act 097-0509: “Effective 8/17/2009, military emergency medical training will be evaluated and if it meets Illinois’s EMT standards applicants may only have to take an exam to obtain an EMT license”

  • Police Officers - Licensure

    • Public Act 097-0640: “Effective 12/19/2011, all persons who have been honorably discharged and who have been awarded an Afghan or Iraqi campaign medal by the military or naval services of the United States are deemed to have met the collegiate educational requirements, not withstanding any Board rule”.


  • Thus far

    Thus Far

    • Employment & Working Group

      • IL Department of Veterans’ Affairs

      • IL Department of Employment Security

      • IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

      • The Teamsters (local)

      • Illinois Manufacturer’s Association

      • John Deere

  • 2 Parallel Initiatives

    • Labor

    • Professions

  • Evaluation of Military Transcripts


  • The w ay forward

    The Way Forward

    • 5 Chosen Fields

      • Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics

      • Computer Support Specialists

      • Health Care Support

      • General Maintenance/Repair

      • Supply and Logistics Support

  • Obtaining Programs of Instructions (or similar data)

    • SOLID/Presidential Task Force

    • Illinois National Guard

  • Cross-walking documents

    • State Licensing Requirements

    • Credentialing Organizations

    • Professional Associations


  • Any questions

    Any Questions?


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