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Regional Office of Education

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Dr. Shawn Walsh

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

Licensure

 

Legislation/School Rules/School Code: 

Click here to view the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) web page containing information on Legislation, School Rules and School Code.  Thank you for your patience as we continually transition to updated requirements.

  

Important Renewal Letter to Educators

Licensure Renewal Powerpoint

Licensure Renewal Requirements

Professional Development Entry and Renewal Instructions 

How to Register in Additional Regions

Illinois Licensure and Testing Verification

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:

      Illinois Directory of Approved Programs 

      Illinois Approved Provider List

      Illinois Educator Licensure Requirements

      Subsequent Teaching Endorsements

      Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) Endorsement

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.