Educator Licensure

South Cook ISC serves administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals with all aspects of licensure.

Educator Licensure Series

Below is a series of presentations that will guide you through the Illinois Educator Licensure System.

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In 2015, the South Cook ISC staff:

Responded to:

6,793 licensure telephone calls
8,412 licensure emails
1,428 licensure walk-ins

Background Check/Fingerprinting:

751 Applicants for employment

We provide assistance in the following areas:

      • New licenses
      • Endorsements on current licenses
      • Acquiring approvals
      • Registering licenses

South Cook ISC can also answer questions about how to enter your professional development and statement of assurance into the Educator Licensing Information System (ELIS), as well as assist with navigating the ELIS.

Licensure hours are:
Day Time
Monday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Commonly Used Licensure Forms

ACT plus Writing/SAT in lieu of Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)-Illinois Approved Program –

ACT plus Writing/SAT in lieu of Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)-Out of State Program –

Approved Provider Evaluation form:  77-21A–

Approved Provider CPDU form:  77-21B–

Grade Verification –

Name Change –

State Approved Program Verification –


Other Helpful Links

Educator Licensure Frequently Asked Questions –

Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) –

Endorsement Requirements –

Illinois Licensure Testing System –

Information for Out of State or out of Country Educators –

Middle Grades Coursework Information –