North Cook offers Administrators’ Academy classes to meet your professional development needs. Whether you strive for continuous professional improvement, are a new administrator, or wish to meet State requirements for administrator license renewal (see below), look to North Cook ISC for your professional learning needs.

North Cook ISC Administrator Academy Features:

  • Wide variety of workshop topics
  • Highly qualified, experienced instructors
  • Reasonable price & comfortable setting
  • Approved courses to meet your annual State requirement
  • Networking with peers


The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) created a law that requires anyone who evaluates teachers or principals to participate in retraining during their current license renewal cycle. CLICK HERE for more detailed information on License Renewal Requirements for Evaluators.


CLICK HERE for Administrator Academy Courses that meet the new evaluation retraining requirements.
CLICK HERE for all other Administrator Academy Courses.

Please note that Academies may be added weekly, so check often for the latest information.



  • One approved Administrator Academy course is required during each fiscal year (July 1-June 30) for any administrator or Teacher Leader who is working at least 50% of his/her school year in an Illinois public school in a position that requires an administrative endorsement. In addition, a minimum of 100 hours of professional development is required during the five-year period of the license.

  • Public Act 100-0013 Effective July 1, 2017
    21B-45 - Professional Educator License Renewal.(e) For each renewal cycle, each professional educator licensee shall engage in professional development activities…
    (2) Beginning with his or her first full 5-year cycle, any licensee with an administrative endorsement who is not working in a position requiring such endorsement is NOT required to complete Illinois Administrators’ Academy courses, as described in Article 2 of this Code. Such licensees must complete one Illinois Administrators’ Academy course within one year after returning to a position that requires the administrative endorsement.

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