Substitute Reimbursement Information


  • Read the information below in regards to Substitute Fee Reimbursement (if you have a Substitute license issued AFTER July 1, 2017). You can also view this information on ISBE's website.

    If you...

    • Have a Substitute license issued AFTER July 1, 2017, continue reading below
    • Would like to see the requirements for a Substitute license: Educator Licensure Requirements​
    • Would like information on how to apply for a Substitute license: Educator Licensure Application
    • In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE is now offering a reimbursement of the application fee to qualifying applicants

    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.)