Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, & Shelby Counties

Professional Development

Educators Renewing Licenses in 2018!

To prevent the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) from overloading due to increased user traffic, ISBE will stagger renewal periods for  educators according to license type.

  • Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018,  may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
  • Educators who hold an ELS-PARA license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018,  may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
  • Educators who hold a SUB license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018,  may renew beginning May 1, 2018.
The “renewal” hot link in educators’ action centers will not be activated until the dates identified above.  Keep in mind that professional development for this renewal cycle must be completed by June 30, 2018 and all licenses eligible for renewal must be renewed by August 31, 2018. To access the Educator License Renewal Chart, click here.

Recording Professional Development Hours

How do I enter my Professional Development Hours into ELIS?  Click here

Professional Development Rollover

Beginning April 1, 2017 educators can carry over unused professional development hours completed between April 1st and June 30th of the final years of their renewal cycle to the next five-year renewal cycle. Educators should not record unused professional development in ELIS until July 1st of the next renewal cycle.

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