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Reinstatement, Professional Development and Registration


The information on this page is specifically for current Illinois educators seeking to reinstate, log CPDUs, and/or process a renewal of their Illinois Educator License on ELIS.

 IL Public School Teachers PK-12 (Includes Speech Therapy Teachers and NBCT Designation) (Updated 12/19/14) new

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 IL Public School Psychologists (Updated 12/19/14)

  • How much professional development do I need?

  • 80 hours of professional development or an IL Dept. of Professional Regulation License
  • Professional Development Activities PDF format (Acceptable through your current renewal cycle)

    NOTE: Any PD activities completed after July 1, 2014 offered by approved providers will be acceptable.

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 IL Public School Social Workers (Updated 12/19/14)

  • How much professional development do I need?

  • 80 hours of professional development (valid through your current renewal cycle) or an IL Dept. of Professional Regulation License
  • Professional Development Activities PDF format (acceptable through 8/31/14 - after this date any activities offered by approved providers will be acceptable.

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 IL Public School Counselors (Updated 12/19/14)

  • How much professional development do I need?

  • 80 hours of professional development (valid through your current renewal cycle) or an IL Dept. of Professional Regulation License
  • Professional Development Activities PDF format (acceptable through 8/31/14 - after this date any activities offered by approved providers will be acceptable.

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  • How much professional development do I need?

  • 80 hours of professional development (valid through your current renewal cycle) or an IL Dept. of Professional Regulation License
  • Professional Development Activities PDF format (acceptable through 8/31/14 - after this date any activities offered by approved providers will be acceptable.

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This section pertains to educators who hold IL education licenses but reside in another state or country. Please review the links below for additional information.
If you are looking for out-of-state licensure requirements and are NOT currently licensed in Illinois click here.

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 Non-Public School Educators (Updated 12/19/14)

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  • What are my renewal requirements?

  • How much professional development do I need?
  • There are no professional development requirements
  • You are required to register your license every five (5) years

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 Substitutes (Updated 12/19/14)

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