Educator Licensure System (ELIS)

The Illinois State Board of Education uses the  Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).

The attachments below will provide guidance on how to manage your account in ELIS, renew and register your Illinois license, and enter professional development credits.

Additional support can be obtained through the Illinois State Board of Education - or from our local Regional Office of Education.

Licensure information can change rapidly. Although we make a diligent effort to keep our website updated, it is advisable to check the ISBE website regularly.

Ready to Renew or Register? Access your personal ELIS account here.


Middle School Endorsement Information - Before 1-31-18 Important information for educators wishing to add an endorsement to their Illinois PEL
PD Requirements for illinois license renewal Information on the requirements to renew an Illinois license
How-To Videos and Helpful Information ISBE Guidance on ELIS and Licensure Renewal
Substitute License Fee Refund Request Eligible applicants may receive a refund of the license fee paid for Substitute Licenses purchased on or after July 1, 2017.
How to Enter Professional Development into ELIS [A resource with directions on how to enter professional development into ELIS]
Licensure Renewal and Registration Illinois Educator License Renewal Information