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Illinois Occupational Therapy Students and Graduates
Can students practice in a clinical setting?
Any person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree or certificate in occupational therapy at an accredited or approved educational program if such activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study, and if such person is designated by a title which clearly indicates his or her status as a student or trainee.
Who is eligible for a temporary permit?
The practice of occupational therapy by one who has applied in writing to the Department for a license, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, and has complied with all the provisions of either Section 8 or 9 except the passing of the examination to be eligible to receive such license.
How long is the permit valid for?
Six (6) months.
If the date on which a person can take the next available examination authorized by the Department extends beyond six (6) months from the date the person completes the occupational therapy program as required under Section 8 or 9, the Department shall extend the exemption until the results of that examination become available to the Department.
If the Department is unable to complete its evaluation and processing of a person's application for a license within six (6) months after the date on which the application is submitted to the Department in proper form, the Department shall extend the exemption until the Department has completed its evaluation and processing of the application.
225 ILCS 75/3
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