Information for Prospective Telecommunications Carriers
Competitive telecommunications carriers are required by law to be certified by
the ICC prior to providing service in Illinois. This page provides prospective
competitive local exchange carriers, ("CLECs"), and interexchange carriers,
(IXCs"), the resources necessary to apply for certification. The application
form provided below is designed to simplify the process of applying for local
or interexchange certification in Illinois. By providing a completed
application, (and all supporting materials requested in the application), at
the time of filing, carriers reduce the time it takes to complete the
certification process. This application does not replace the hearing process.
For hearing alternatives, please review 83 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200, "Rules of Practice".
Many carriers augment their application with written testimony. Testimony, if
provided, should be filed with the application or shortly thereafter. If at
anytime during the certification process, your company files any additional
information, please provide a copy to the Administrative Law Judge and all
staff members participating in the docket. Please do not file your tariffs with
the application or testimony. Tariffs should be filed after certification has
been received and prior to providing service.
One signed verified original application should be filed with:
Illinois Commerce Commission
527 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Additionally, a copy of your application should be submitted to the Telecommunications Division
at the same address listed above.