Substitute Reimbursement Information

  • If you have a Substitute license issued AFTER July 1, 2017, you may qualify for reimbursement of the Substitute license application fee.

    In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE offers a reimbursement of the application fee to qualifying applicants. Continue reading below to see if you qualify.

    To qualify...

    • Your Sub issuance date must be later than July 1, 2017
    • You must work at least 10 full school days within one year of your issuance date
    • You must apply for the reimbursement within 18 months of your issuance date

    If you meet these requirements, please print and complete this ISBE .pdf form:
    73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund Request 

    Once completed, it must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will NOT be honored.

    Important links for Substitute License applicants: