All Illinois Educator Certificates have transitioned from a certificate system to a licensure system, moving from 60 types of educator certificates and endorsements to just three licenses:

  • Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Educator License with Stipulations (ELS)
  • Substitute License

You can access your license data through the new ELIS - Educator Licensure Information System. You will need to login to your ELIS account at

If you have questions or need assistance regarding your Educator License credentials, applications, renewal, registration, endorsements and/or approvals, please contact West 40 at 708-449-4284.

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