Licensure

Illinois Educator Certificates have transitioned from a certificate system to a licensure system, moving from 60 types of educator certificates and endorsements to just three licenses:

  • Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Educator License with Stipulations (ELS)
  • Paraprofessional License (ELS(PARA))
  • Substitute License

You can access your license data through the new ELIS – Educator Licensure Information System. Login to ELIS on the ISBE website.  For questions or need assistance regarding your Educator License credentials, applications, renewal, registration, endorsements and/or approvals, please contact the Kane County Regional Office of Education.