The Illinois Board of Examiners evaluates both domestic and international credentials based on long established standards and policy. International education varies widely throughout the world and presents a considerable challenge to be fair and equitable to all candidates. In order to meet this standard, the Illinois Board of Examiners works with the International Association of Universities through the utilization of the International Handbook of Universities, 2011 edition. If an International candidate submits documentation of an undergraduate degree from an accredited international educational institution recognized by the Board of Examiners, the degree will be evaluated based on an equivalent U.S. bachelors degree and the candidate will be credited with 120 semester hours.
The undergraduate degree must be recognized by the Illinois Board of Examiners to be substantially equivalent to a U.S. Bachelors degree.