The link below is a summary on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) website of recent changes. Thank you for your patience as we transition to the updated requirements.
Educators must register their licenses in the county in which they teach. Individuals are highly encouraged to create a username and a password on the Educator Licensure Information System in order to monitor their credentials.
Illinois has transitioned all certificates to three types of licensure.
1. Professional Educator License (PEL)
2. Educator License with Stipulations (ELS)
3. Substitute License
Please see the links below for more information regarding Licensure and Renewal:
ACCEPTABLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES VALID UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2014
Career & Technical Educators (Formerly Provisional Vocational):
School Service Personnel:
Illinois State Board of Education Disclaimer:
IT IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LICENSE HOLDER TO RENEW AND REGISTER HIS OR HER LICENSE IN A TIMELY MANNER TO PREVENT IT FROM LAPSING. THE LIABILITY TO A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT EMPLOYS AN EDUCATOR WHO DOES NOT HOLD A VALID AND REGISTERED EDUCATOR LICENSE IS SIGNIFICANT. THE STATE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SENDING REMINDERS, THOUGH COURTESY EMAIL MESSAGES ARE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THE LICENSEE HAS ON FILE IN ELIS.