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Educator Licensure

Educator Licensure


All applications for teacher licensure, endorsements, and renewal are now done through ELIS. We encourage you to explore ISBE's Educator Licensure section to find out more about the Educator Licensing Information System (ELIS).


School districts are advised to refer to our Database of Revoked and Suspended Educator Licenses prior to making employment decisions. This database is compiled from periodic information supplied to the Regional Superintendent of Schools by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Who do I contact with licensure process questions?

If you have questions regarding the licensure process in Illinois, please contact the Regional Office of Education.


You can always call or email our offices with any questions you may have. The ROE is working hard to keep you updated and to help you with the new licensing requirements. Remember to include your IEIN (or your Date of Birth, last 4 digits of your social security number, and full name) when emailing. 

Per ISBE Licensure Division - ISBE is 150 days behind in the review of applications. If you have applied for a new license or an endorsement, please be advised of the extended wait. For situations with pending employment, contact the ROE and we will proceed with the necessary steps to request a rush review.

How do I record professional development activities?

One of the functions retained from the ECS system is the capability to record Professional Development Activities. A simple "how to" document about recording Professional Development hours on ELIS is available at:

What are the current certificate renewal requirements?

Information about professional development timelines and requirements for public school educators is available at: