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Licensure Update
Licensure Update
Gary Lewis
Monday, June 08, 2020


Here is the most current information from ISBE on renewal of licenses.


29. Will ISBE amend renewal dates for educator licensure? (Updated 5/4/2020)

There is no change to this requirement due to Executive Order 2020-31. Individuals whose licenses are due for renewal on June 30, 2020 should make every effort to renew their licenses by that date. ISBE already offers educators a two-month grace period for licensure renewal. Licenses, in order not to lapse, must be renewed by August 31, 2020. Individuals who are scheduled to renew their licenses by June 30, 2020 and who already completed required professional development should log into their ELIS accounts and renew their licenses as soon as possible. 
Note: the above timelines are not applicable to holders of substitute teaching licenses and licenses endorsed for paraprofessional. 

Educators still in need of professional development hours or administrator academies should work with their districts, Regional Office of Educations, or other approved providers to identify online professional development opportunities. Professional development activities completed online through out-of-state entities are acceptable for use toward renewal requirements if approved by one of the aforementioned entities.

Please see the Educator Licensure Changes FAQ for details regarding licensure renewals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.