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Endorsement of Licenses

An endorsement is a statement appearing on a license that identifies the specific subjects or grade level that the license holder is authorized to teach. Click here  for specific endorsement requirements. To apply for an endorsement, please submit an application online in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). A $100 application fee, payable by credit card, will be generated at the end of your application application for a new license, and a $50 application fee will be generated for adding endorsements to an issued license.

Note: After submitting your endorsement application, please have official transcripts showing completion of pertinent coursework sent to ISBE. To be official, transcripts must be submitted in the sealed envelope from the college or university or be sent directly by the institution. Transcripts received that are not in a sealed envelope from the university or not sent directly from the university will be considered unofficial and cannot be used for evaluation purposes.