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 - www.isbe.net or from our local Regional Office of Education.
As middle grade education has evolved, so has the Illinois licensure structure. Changes are coming for those seeking new middle grades endorsements. These changes will be effective on February 1, 2018. Click here for ISBE's reference guide, "The Future of Illinois Middle Grades".
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: https://sec3.isbe.net/IWASNET/login.aspx
|Middle School Endorsement Information - Before 1-31-18||Important information for educators wishing to add an endorsement to their Illinois PEL|
|Illinois Licensure Requirements||Information on the requirements to obtain an Illinois PEL|
|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|