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

Substitute License

Substitute Teaching License

Paraprofessional License

Educator License with Stipulations: Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator


Illinois Licensure Requirements and Content Endorsement Requirements

Endorsement Requirements


Highly Qualified

Highly Qualified Requirements


Educator License Information System (ELIS)


Educator License Renewal, Reinstatement, Professional Development and Registration

Licensure Renewal July 1, 2014

Licensure Renewal and Registration First Renewal Cycle 7-1-2014


Mid Cycle Renewal Requirements

Important Notification

Any professional development earned during a mid cycle renewal end dates 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 must be met before your renewal date.  See special instructions.

If your renewal date is 6-30-2015, 6-30-2016, 6-30-2017, or 6-30- 2018, see the instructions below on how to met and enter your professional development.

Administrators Mid-cycle renewal

SSP Midcycle Renewa

Teachers Mid-cycle renewal

File PD-Employment status


Lapsed License

Reinstatement of 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:

Maricela Jimenez, Chief Licensure Officer

Human Resource Liaison



Pam Cooper, Licensure Assistant

Educator Liaison Alpha last name A-Z




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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