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licensureState Licensure

Illinois State Law requires all employed educators to maintain valid registered licenses and meet all qualifications for administrative and instructional areas. This can be a tedious task navigating everything on your own. At the Regional Office of Education, we are pleased to provide information on the requirements for obtaining and maintaining educator licenses in Illinois and to assist you with the application process for all new licenses, approvals, endorsements, registration, renewal, and reinstatement.

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Curious about getting a new license?

Sub Teacher

Curious about requirements for teaching assignments?

Curious about registration, renewal or reinstatement or retraining?

Regional Substitute Teacher Application:

Click here to fill out the Regional Substitute Teacher Application

Regional Substitute Teacher Forms:

Substitute Teacher Checklist with Document Links
Substitute Teacher Contact List with Rates

Licensure Renewal Information:

How to Renew a Professional Educator License
How to Renew a Substitute Teaching License
How to Renew an Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed for Paraprofessional (Teacher’s Aide)
How to Renew an Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed for Career and Technical Education
How to Renew an Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed for Chief School Business Official
Professional Development Requirements
License Renewal FAQs


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Scholarship Applications Available

The Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association is currently accepting applications for the Blanche J. Martin Scholarship, the Fred Kunz Memorial Scholarship, and WCRTA Secondary Education Scholarships. Please visit their website at www.winnebagocountyrta.org and click "Unit Info" or stop into the Regional Office of Education to pick up an application or for more information.