Welcome to the North Cook ISC / ROE 5 Licensure Website

Is Your Licensure Up For Renewal This Year?
For the 2018 Renewal Period, ISBE is staggering renewal periods for educators according to licensure type due to a large amount of licenses up for renewal. The renewal periods are as follows:
  • Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
  • Educators who hold an ELS-PARA license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
  • Educators who hold a SUB license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning May 1, 2018.

All licenses eligible for renewal must be renewed by August 31,2018.

The following links provide information on the Illinois licensure process for both new and experienced educators. Should you have additional questions or concerns regarding the licensure process in Illinois, please do not hesitate to contact us.

License Renewal 2018 - CLICK HERE for the renewal process

State of Illinois Educator Licensure Links:


Substitute Reimbursement Information

Read the information below in regards to Substitute Fee Reimbursement (if you have a Substitute license issued AFTER July 1, 2017). You can also view this information on ISBE's website.


If you…

In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE is now offering a reimbursement of the application fee to qualifying applicants.

To Qualify:

  • Your Sub issuance date must be later than July 1, 2017
  • You must work at least 10 full school days within one year of your issuance date
  • You must apply for the reimbursement within 18 months of your issuance date

If you meet these requirements, please complete form 73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund Request (PDF Document). This form must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will not be honored.


Fingerprinting Services

The North Cook ISC provides finger-print-based Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) checks through the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the FBI. Proof of valid identification is required at the time of printing. Please call to schedule an appointment.


Contact Us!

North Cook ISC Licensure Contact Information
2340 Des Plaines River Road
4th floor, Suite 414
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Shirley Bloom
Tel: 847-824-8300 ext. 228

Krysta Mulholland
Tel: 847-824-8300 ext. 257

Fax: 847-803-3708

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