Licensure Information

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    The links below provide information on the Illinois licensure process for both new and experienced educators.


    Should you have additional questions or concerns regarding the licensure process in Illinois, please contact:

    Shirley Bloom
    Director of Certification/Licensure
    Tel: 847-803-3704
    Fax: 847-803-3708

    Izabela Kuczek
    Licensure Specialist
    Tel: 847-803-5614
    Fax: 847-803-3708

    Do You Want to Be a Short-Term Substitute Teacher?

    North Cook ISC will offer virtual training classes for anyone interested in becoming a short-term substitute teacher in Illinois. The half-day virtual training is scheduled on either
    February 12 or April 7, 2021. The registration fee is $25 per person.  

    Short-Term Substitute (STS) Teacher Training is required for individuals who want to pursue a Short-Term Substitute teaching license. Applicants for a Short-Term Substitute teaching license must hold an Associate degree or have completed at least 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

    Curriculum, classroom management techniques, school safety, and general district/building operations will be covered during the training. Please join us to start your journey toward becoming a short-term substitute teacher!

    After completion of this training, participants will need to apply for and be granted a valid STS Teaching license with the Illinois State Board of Education. Once an STS license is obtained, the license holder can apply with any public school district statewide for a short-term substitute position. Please visit specific district websites to look for job opportunities. All hiring will be determined by individual school districts.

    To register, sign up by the specific class date: February 12 or April 7.  

Resources for Hiring

  • Contact Assistant Regional Superintendent, Dr. April Jordan ( or 847-803-5604), if you are a school district administrator who would like to access video resumes of potential candidates via the North Cook ISC Virtual Resume Fair for Educators.

    Educators Licensure Information System (ELIS): School administrators can perform a credential search of educators in Illinois. This link is for use by institutions of higher education, school districts, or prospective employers to verify credentials of a potential educator candidate or employee. Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) required.

    Illinois State Board of Education Sanctions webpage (a.k.a. Educator Quality): Prior to offering a candidate a position, be sure they do not appear on any of the License Sanctions lists that are available on this webpage.