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
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Information on Subsequent Teaching Endorsements
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
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