Illinois Licensure for Educators

A primary service of the Regional Office of Education is to assist applicants with educator licensure. We stay current with changing regulations, laws, and policies in educator licensure and act as a liaison between the Regional Office of Education and the State Educator Licensure Board for applicants, school districts, and other interested parties. 

If you have questions regarding licensure, please contact one of our offices. 

 

Fingerprinting:

Educator Fingerprinting: Please bring the Educator Licensure Form, that was provided to you by your district, to your fingerprint appointment.

Substitute Fingerprinting: Please download one of the following sub packets and bring the completed packet with you to your fingerprint appointment.

Adams Pike Sub Packet OR Brown Cass Morgan Scott Sub Packet

If you want to become a substitute teacher, we will help you speed through the process, follow these 3 easy steps below:

  1. Create an ELIS account with the Illinois State Board of Education
    Access ELIS here: https://sec3.isbe.net/IWASNET/login.aspx
    Learn How to Create an ELIS account here: https://vimeo.com/180601205
  2. Apply for a Substitute License (SUB) or a Short Term Substitute License (STS) in your ELIS account.
    Log into your ELIS account and click on SIGN UP NOW in the left side margin to apply for the correct license.
    The SUB License requires a bachelor's degree and costs $50.00.
    The STS License requires either an associate's degree or 60 hours of college coursework and costs $25.00.
  3. Complete the Substitute Authorization Packet.
    Download the Substitute Licensure Packet from here. Adams Pike Sub Packet OR Brown Cass Morgan Scott Sub Packet Please bring the completed packet with you to your fingerprint appointment.

New Licensure Updates:

"Did You Know" Videos

Test of Basic Skills: https://vimeo.com/362389684

Application Status: https://vimeo.com/362389693

Rush Requests: https://vimeo.com/362389699

Short-Term Approval: https://vimeo.com/362389673

 

LINK Newsletters

LINK-Newsletter January 2020

LINK-Newsletter October 2019

Renewal & Professional Development for Educators

FY 2021 Professional Development Cycle In the 2015-20 cycle (licenses renewing in FY 2021) and every cycle thereafter, all educators are required to  complete 120 professional development hours, regardless of the number of or types of degrees held. The only  exception is those educators who are National Board  Certified, who will only owe 60 hours. Please share this information with administrators and educators, as  educators who are up for renewal July 1, 2020, will need  to have completed 120 hours of PD (or 60 if National Board Certified.)

​If you hold one of the following licenses, you must renew it every five years. All endorsements are renewed with the license.

License TypeRequired PD HoursRegistration Fees (Yearly)Registration Fees (Five Year Cycle)
Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in teaching or school support personnel120 hours$10.00/year$50.00/5-year cycle
Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in administration100 hours AND 1 Administrator Academy (AA) per fiscal year that you are employed in a position that requires an administrative endorsement for 50% or more FTE.$10.00/ year$50.00/ 5-year cycle
Educator License w/ Stipulations/ Chief School Business Official100 hours AND 1 Administrator Academy (AA) per fiscal year that you are employed in a position that requires an administrative endorsement for 50% or more FTE.$10.00/ year$50.00/ 5-year cycle
Substitute LicenseNo required professional development$10.00/ year$50.00/ 5-year cycle
Paraprofessional LicenseNo required professional development$5.00/ year$30.00/ 5-year cycle

Helpful Links & "How To" Resources Regarding Licensure


For all login and password recovery assistance, please call the Illinois State Board of Education at 217.557.6763.

Quincy Office

Licensure for Adams and Pike Counties

Airen O'Cheltree
217.277.2087
aocheltree@roe1.net

Jacksonville Office

Licensure for Brown, Cass, Morgan, and Scott Counties

Karel Schone
217.243.1804
kschone@roe1.net

ISBE

Educator Effectiveness Customer Service

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST

(217)557-6763

Phone Options:
Option 1 - Account Access/Technical Issues
Option 2 - Application Status
Option 3 - Licensure Requirements
Option 4 - Professional Development and Administrator Academies
Option 5 - Compliance and Teacher Qualifications
Option 6 - Application / Registration Fees