Educator Licensure

Human Resources - Certification/Licensure


Illinois Educator Certificates have transitioned from a certificate system to a licensure system, moving from 60 types of educator certificates and endorsements to just three licenses:

  • Professional Educator License (PEL) 
  • Educator License with Stipulations (ELS)
  • Substitute License

You can access your license data through the new ELIS - Educator Licensure Information System.  Login to ELIS on the ISBE website.  ELIS has replaced the old ECS system.


If you have questions or need assistance regarding your Educator License credentials, applications, renewal, registration, endorsements and/or approvals, please contact the Kane County Regional Office of Education.