All applications must be applied for online on ELIS (Educator Licensure Information System).
Other Helpful Links:
Renewal, Reinstatment, and Professional Development Page
ILTS Testing Information
Overview of Licensure Renewal PowerPoint Presentation
Fingerprinting/Background check done by appointment only. Appointments are now done online here. Please complete both forms prior to appointment.
Please note: When a transcript is required, it must be an official transcript. To be considered official, a transcript must arrive at the Regional Office of Education in a sealed envelope that you have not opened, just as you received it from your college or university.
Phone number 630.407.5800
Endorsement application fee $50.
License application fee $100 (in-state).
License application fee $150 (out-of-state).
License Registration fee $10 per year.
CAUTION: Licenses are considered LAPSED sixty days after registration expires.
If you have questions, please contact Licensure at 630-407-5800.
National Board Certification/NBPTS
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) - www.nbpts.org
Great schools begin with great teachers. Quality teaching is the key to improved
student achievement. As such, the Regional Office of Education has supported the
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Program since 1999.
NBPTS is recognized for developing the professional standards that define what
accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. NBPTS also administers
National Board Certification, a voluntary assessment program that certifies
educators who meet those standards.