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.
Educator & Substitute Fingerprinting
Educator Fingerprinting: Please bring the Educator Licensure Form, that was provided to you by your district, to your fingerprint appointment.
Substitute Fingerprinting: Download the Substitute Licensure Packet. Please bring the completed packet with you to your fingerprint appointment.
Fingerprinting in Quincy, IL
Fingerprinting in Jacksonville, IL
Renewal & Professional Development for Educators
If you hold one of the following licenses, you must renew it every five years. All endorsements are renewed with the license.
Beginning with the 2015 – 2020 renewal cycle, and every cycle thereafter, teachers and school support services personnel must complete 120 hours of professional development to renew regardless of the number or types of degrees held.
|License Type||Required PD Hours||Registration Fees (Yearly)||Registration Fees (Five Year Cycle)|
|Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in teaching or school support personnel||120 hours||$10.00/year||$50.00/5-year cycle|
|Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in administration||100 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 Official||100 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 License||No required professional development||$10.00/ year||$50.00/ 5-year cycle|
|Paraprofessional License||No required professional development||$5.00/ year||$30.00/ 5-year cycle|
License Renewal - April 1, 2019
- License renewal will begin in less than one month! This year, we are NOT staggering renewal for different license types because the total number of renewals is significantly lower than last year. Below are numbers for 2019 renewal:
- Numbers for 2019 Renewal:
- CTE: 186
- PARA: 2,262
- PEL: 21,842
- SUB: 3,601
- Total: 27, 891