New Illinois License System

Effective July 1, 2013

FAQS Illinois conversion certificates to license July 1, 2013

Requirements for Out-of-State and Out-of-Country applicants

Out of State Applicant Information - Educator Licensure

Illinois Licensure Requirements and Content Endorsement Requirements

ISBE Educator Certification - Guide to Requirements

Substitute License

Substitute Teaching License

Paraprofessional License

Educator License with Stipulations: Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator

Directory of Illinois Approved Educator Programs

Highly Qualified Requirements


Educator License Information System (ELIS)


Educator License Renewal, Reinstatement, Professional Development and Registration


Mid Cycle Renewal Requirements

Important Notification

Any professional development earned before 6-30-2014, must be entered into your ELIS account in order to count for your mid-cycle renewal.

If your renewal date is 2015, 2016, 2017, or 2018 see the instructions below on how to enter your professional development.

CPDU-PD Option Mid Cycle Renewal


Uniquely Qualifying Options mid cycle renewal


Lapsed Certificate/License

Instructions to reinstate a lapsed license

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: A license not registered within 6 months of issuance will lapse. A license that is not registered within 6 months of the last year of validity will lapse.

Lake County ROE Licensure Team contacts:

Deb McLin, Chief Licensure Officer

Human Resource Liaison



Maricela Jimenez, Licensure Assistant

Educator Liaison, Alpha last name M-Z



Mari Diaz, Licensure Assistant

Educator Liaison Alpha last name A-L




Lake County Retired Teacher Association

Are you a retired educator? Or thinking of retiring? The LCRTA and the IRTA work in unity serving their members through advocacy, education, cooperation, and socialization in organizational structure. Join today.

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