General Information

The ELIS system is now available for educations to apply, renew, register and view credential information.

If you had a former ECS account, your username and password information was not transferred to the new
ELIS system. You will first need to create a new account in ELIS before you can access your credential information. For assistance with this, please refer to the instructions on setting up a new account

Lapsed Licenses
All licenses not renewed or registered shall lapse on September 1 of the renewal year (Ex. Expires June 30, 2015 - Lapses September 1, 2015 if not renewed). Should your license lapse and need to be reinstated, you must pay any and all back fees, complete and enter all missing professional development required for your cycle into ELIS, submit your Statement of Assurance, AND do one of the following: 1) pay a $500 penalty or 2) "complete 9 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the content area that most aligns with the educator's endorsement area or areas". 

Helpful Links
Please refer to the following links directed to the Illinois State Board of Education's website for the most current information regarding certification/licensure. For your convenience, some of the most frequently accessed websites are listed below.


414 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554 | Phone: 309-477-2290 | Fax: 309-347-3735
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00