Educator License Information System Implementation set for June 30
Changes to Illinois professional educator certification are scheduled to be implemented by June 30. Beginning July 1, anyone who receives a Professional Educator License or an Educator License with Stipulations (Substitute/Para-Professional/Career and Technical Ed or Transitional Bilingual) will need to set up an account in the Illinois State Board of Education's Educator License Information System (ELIS).
The ECS system will cease once ELIS is activiated, therefore, it is recommended that all educators employed in Illinois public schools whose certificates expire June 30, 2013 should compete all steps of renewal and registration at www.isbe.net/ECS by June 15 to ensure they meet the June 30 deadline. Any professional development activities recorded in ECS will not be retreviable once ELIS begins.
Current holders of Type 39 Illinois Substitute Certificates that expire on 6/30/2013, must reapply online at http://www.isbe.net for their substitute license AFTER July 1. The Regional Office will not longer be able to accept a "physical" application and payment on applicants' behalf. However, those wishing to be placed on the county-wide suststute list, should complete the form and return it to the ROE prior to August. 15.
The following flyers provided additional detail and instructions: For All Educators, Illinois Substitute License, Type 39 Substitute and Initial Certification