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Dr. Shawn Walsh

Regional Superintendent
Phone: (815) 740-8360
Fax: (815) 740-4788





The deadline for licensure renewal is approaching.  It is recommended that EVERY licensed individual verify through their Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account if they hold a license that is only registered until June 30, 2019:


  • The Expires date in the individual’s ELIS account will displayan individual’s year of renewal. 
  • Individuals should also check the Expires versesthe Registered through date in ELISthese years need to match.  If the Expiration Date is after the Registered through Date – additional registration fees are required to prevent the license from lapsing.  
  • If the Registered through Date is blank – registration fees have never been paid and are required to prevent the license from lapsing. 


Educators with a Professional Educator License (PEL) and/or Career & Technical Educator (CTE) license registered license that expires July 1, 2019 will have until August 31, 2019 to complete any Professional Development (PD) required for renewal and pay all registration fees.  If not renewed by September 1, 2019, the license will lapse and the individual will no longer be eligible to work in an IL public school until the license is reinstated.  To reinstate the license, the individual will have to complete 9 semester hours of coursework in the appropriate content area(s) or pay a $500 penalty fee in addition to submitting any required PD prior to paying registration fees.  Documents to assist individuals with understanding the required PD for the various credentials, the instructions on how to enter PD into ELIS, and general renewal information can be found on the Will County ROE website (www.willroe.org) under the licensure link.  It is recommended that individuals periodically review the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) renewal page (https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Renewal.aspx) for updates.  Please contact the ROE with any questions.









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