Teachers needing to renew or upgrade their teaching certificate may find the guidance and forms necessary at the links provided on this web site. Once completed, forms must be submitted to the Regional Office of Education. Fees are charged for recertification.
Teachers should keep records of participation in professional development activities, college coursework, induction and mentoring programs, as well as endorsements earned, certification exams passed, CPDU'S earned and NBPTS activity for verification purposes.
Public school administrators in Illinois must participate in an on-going professional development process to maintain their administrative certification. The certificate renewal process for administrators is conducted electronically through the Educator Certification System (ECS). Administrators must maintain documentation, verify completion and submit a verification form indicating completion of the renewal requirements. A fee is charged by the state for recertification.