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.

If you have suggestions on other topics you would like to see presentations for, please email us at licensure@s-cook.org.

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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 – http://isbe.net/licensure/html/testing.htm#act

ACT plus Writing/SAT in lieu of Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)-Out of State Program – http://isbe.net/licensure/html/testing.htm#act

Approved Provider Evaluation form:  77-21A–http://www.isbe.net///licensure/pdf/77-21A_evaluation.pdf

Approved Provider CPDU form:  77-21B–http://www.isbe.net///licensure/pdf/77-21B_evidence_completion.pdf

Grade Verification – http://isbe.net/licensure/pdf/73-06-grade-verification.pdf

Name Change – http://isbe.net/licensure/pdf/73-71-licensure-update.pdf

State Approved Program Verification – http://isbe.net/licensure/pdf/73-05_approved_verification.pdf

 

Other Helpful Links

Educator Licensure Frequently Asked Questions – http://isbe.net/licensure/pdf/ELIS-faq.pdf

Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) – http://isbe.net/ELIS/default.htm

Endorsement Requirements – http://isbe.net/licensure/requirements/endsmt_struct.pdf

Illinois Licensure Testing System – http://www.il.nesinc.com/

Information for Out of State or out of Country Educators – http://www.isbe.net/licensure/requirements/oos-req-IL-credentials.pdf

Middle Grades Coursework Information – http://isbe.net/licensure/middle_grade/msinfo.htm