Illinois State Board of Education Educator Licensure Application Site


  1. Submit an application online in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).

  2. Click here for first-time access to the Elis System

  3. A $50​ fee will be assessed electronically when the application is submitted (please have a credit card available).

  4. Send an official* transcript to either address:

    • transcripts@isbe.net

    • Illinois State Board of Education
      Educator Licensure
      100 N. 1st Street
      Springfield, IL 62777

    And other documentation to licensureforms@isbe.net

*Note: To be official, transcripts must be submitted in the sealed envelope from the college or university or be sent directly by the institution. Transcripts received that are not in a sealed envelope from the university or sent directly from the university will be considered unofficial and cannot be used for evaluation purposes.

Once your license has been issued, please log into your ELIS account and pay the applicable registration fees. The license is not valid for employment until these fees are paid.