ISBE Transition from Certification to Licensure – July 2013

As ISBE transitions from certification to licensure, educators may find information and assistance at the Illinois State Board of Education website –

For information about Professional Development Renewal Requirements for July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 see:

Professional Development Renewal Requirements

Letter from State Superintendent of Education

On June 28, 2013, ECS (Educator Certification System) will be removed from the ISBE website. ECS is being replaced by ELIS (Educator Licensure Information System). Beginning July 1, 2013, Educators access this system through IWAS (ISBE Web Application System). Each educator will need create a new account in this system, establishing a username and password. The following link is a Power Point presentation that will direct the educator through this process and explain educator information housed in the system: ELIS Presentation