Educator Licensure

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

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In the 2018 School Year, South Cook ISC staff:

Responded to:

6,527 licensure telephone calls
8,977 licensure emails
1,608 licensure walk-ins

Background Check/Fingerprinting:

227 Substitute Authorizations Issued

We provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Licensure requirements and application procedures
  • Endorsements and approvals
  • Renewal and Registration
  • Substitute Teacher Authorizations

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

Licensure hours are:
Monday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday– Friday8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Commonly Used Licensure Forms

Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc. (71-21A)

Evidence of Completion for Professional Development (77-21B)

Name Change/Licensure Update Request (73-71)

State-Approved Program and Completion of Standards Verification (80-02)

Out-of-State Applicant Request to Waive EdTPA (80-01)

Other Helpful Links

ACT Plus Writing or SAT Score in Lieu of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

Educator Licensure Frequently Asked Questions

Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)

Illinois Licensure, Endorsement, and Approval Requirements

Illinois Licensure Testing System

Information for Out-of-State/Out-of-Country Applicants

Middle School Endorsement Information (through 1/31/2017)

The Future of Illinois Middle Grades (Reference Guide)

Directory of Illinois Approved Programs

List of Approved Foreign Credential Evaluation Sources

List of Approved Illinois Professional Development Providers