Educator Licensure

Additional resources

Licensure Hours

1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday – Friday:
8:30AM – 3:30PM

Assisting with all aspects of educator licensure

Licensure Specialist Assistance

South Cook Licensure Specialists are available Mondays from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (excluding holidays) to assist with all aspects of educator licensure, including application procedures and requirements, endorsements, professional development and renewal, and navigation of the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). Please email all licensure inquiries to

We provide assistance in the following areas
  • Licensure requirements and application procedures
  • Endorsements and approvals
  • Renewal and registration
  • Substitute teacher authorizations
Additional information for prospective Illinois educators: