Has Your Certificate Expired?
To find out your certificate’s expiration date, use ECS.
Log on to ECS at www.isbe.net/ECS . Click on Educator Access and then log in or click on New User and create a log in and password. Click on the Register Certificates link and you will see your expiration date.
Click here for more information about expired certificates
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REINSTATING LAPSED CERTIFICATES UNTIL 09/01/12
DIRECTIONS FOR CHANGING STATUS FOR RETIREES AND THOSE NO LONGER TEACHING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ONLINE
Professional Development Requirements for Certification
General Registration & Renewal
Quick Guide for Using ESC
Quick Guide for Applying for an Endorsement on ESC
Renewing Standard/Master Certificates
(General Information, see specific details with link below)
Moving from Initial to Standard Certificate
Renewing Administrative Certificate
Certificate Renewal Directions for all Types of Certificates
If you are an educator who is Active in an Illinois public school, follow this checklist:
If you have not worked as an educator during the past certification cycle, you qualify as Exempt from professional development requirements. Complete steps 1, 2, and 3 above now and then wait until after April 1 of your renewal year, and follow Step 9.
If you were active for part of the cycle and exempt for part of the cycle, follow the above steps for Active certificate holders. You will need to review your exempt status for each certificate and most likely, will need to submit a Statement of Assurance for each certificate.
STANDARD CERTIFICATE RENEWAL
Public School Teachers
Non-Public School Teachers-Exempt Non-Public School Teachers Active
Certificate Holders Not Currently Teaching Initial to Standard Certificate Renewal
Type 73 School Service Personnel Teacher and Administrator Active in Same Cycle
Retired Certificate Holders