Educator Licensure and the Educator Licensure Information 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 - www.isbe.net 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.
Are you a current educator who is ready to renew or register your license? Access your personal ELIS account here.
Are you looking for information on how to become a guest (substitute) teacher, or a paraprofessional? Access a listing of required qualifications here
Important information for educators wishing to add an endorsement to their Illinois PEL
Information on the requirements to renew an Illinois license
ISBE Guidance on ELIS and Licensure Renewal
Eligible applicants may receive a refund of the license fee paid for Substitute Licenses purchased on or after July 1, 2017.
[A resource with directions on how to enter professional development into ELIS]
Illinois Educator License Renewal Information