Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties


Licensure for All Educators

FAQ: 2023 License Renewal

Would you like to be a teacher in Illinois?

ISBE provides a search to find the Illinois Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) that offer approved preparation programs by institution name, program name or location.

Directory of Approved Programs

Educator Licensure Requirements

What can I Teach with My License?

Professional Educator License

Illinois offers full reciprocity. Educators will be considered for all areas listed on their valid, comparable out-of-state- license. Per Part 25 Rules, all out-of-state license must be equivalent to the Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).All individuals serving as an administrator, a teacher, or support personnel in a public or recognized non-public school must obtain a PEL. That PEL must be endorsed in one of the following areas:

School Support Personnel
Testing Information

License Registration

Helpful Videos and Information from the Illinois State Board of Education

Navigating the Educator Licensure Information System
How to Create an ELIS Account
How to Register Your PEL
How to Renew Your PEL
Entering Professional Development in ELIS
How to Apply for Reinstatement

Educator Licensure Requirements
On April 24, 2020, Governor Pritzker signed an Executive Order making changes to requirements for Illinois Professional Educator Licensure. Those specific changes are outlined here

Professional Educator License

Licensure Renewal and Reinstatement

Considering Retirement? Keeping Your Educator License Up To Date

Clinton County
930 B Fairfax, Carlyle, IL
Phone: 618-594-2432
Fax: 618-594-7192
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Jefferson County
1710 Broadway,
Mt. Vernon 62864
Phone: 618-244-8040
Fax: 618-241-7868
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Marion County
1475 West Whittaker Street, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00