Executive Order 21-22 Regarding All School Personnel
Educator License Information System (ELIS)
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.
Gubernatorial Emergency Rules for Licensure
Letter to Educator Regarding 2023 Renewals
ISBE Licensure Renewal 2023 FAQ
Licensure Renewal Requirements
License Renewal Instructions (PEL, ELS-CSBO, CTE)
Professional Development Entry and Renewal Instructions
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.