If you hold a valid out-of-state educator license, you will qualify for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).

 

Documents Required for Evaluation:

  • Official transcripts
  • A copy of your out-of-state license

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Steps to obtain a PEL in Illinois:


Illinois offers full reciprocity. At the time of the initial evaluation for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), educators will be considered for all areas listed on his or her valid, comparable out of state license. 

In order to serve as a teacher, school support personnel, or an administrator in the state of Illinois at a public or recognized non-public school, an individual must obtain a license. 

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Professional-Educator-License.aspx 

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/PEL-Checklist-0817.pdf

OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS

Have additional questions? Contact Catharyne "Callie" Doubler at 815.599.1408 or cdoubler@roe8.com. Or, visit the ISBE website here, for additional information.

NEED TO APPLY?

All applications for Illinois licensure go through the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). An account can be created by  visiting http://www.isbe.net/ELIS. All documentation and information provided to the Regional Office will be uploaded to the applicant's ELIS profile. Once all required documentation has been received, applicants can apply by following the provided instructions: How to Apply for a License.

 

 

 

WHERE TO START?

Regional Office of Education #8

Regional Superintendent: Aaron Mercier                           Assistant Superintendent: Brent Chrisman


REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #8

Regional Superintendent:                                                          815-599-1408                                         Assistant Regional Superintendent: 

          Aaron Mercier                                                                                                                                                                Brent Chrisman