The IL State Test Component has been released with an effective date stamp of January 18, 2012.
“Effective Dating” refers to the practice of assigning a test component an effective date which will communicate to test candidates and other interested parties the currency of legislation which is used to determine the content of test questions. Candidates now taking the Illinois Component of the SAFE MLO Test will see that the “Effective Date” of that component is January 18, 2012.
This communicates to candidates that the content of test questions will reflect statutes, regulations and rules which were in effect on or prior to the effective date. If statutes, regulations and rules change after January 18, 2012, the test questions will not reflect these changes and candidates should answer questions based on the statutes, regulations and rules which were in effect on or before January 18, 2012.
The effective date for each test component will remain in effect until a new effective date is published.