Welcome to the North Cook ISC / ROE 5 Licensure Website

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 2017

Renewal Process

State of Illinois Educator Licensure Links:

+ Illinois State Board of Education
+ ISBE Site Map
+ Educator Licensure Home Page
+ Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)
+ Educator Quality / Licensure Sanctions
+ Illinois Licensure Testing System
+ Licensure Forms
+ Legislation/Rules/School Code
+ Directory of Illinois Approved Educator Prep Programs


+ Licensure FAQ’s
+ Licensure Requirements
+ Pre-Approved Coursework for the Illinois PEL
+ Middle School Endorsements for Applications through January 31, 2018
+ The Future of Illinois Middle Grades
+ Foreign Credential Evaluation Services
+ License Renewal and Reinstatement
+ Professional Development for Educators
+ Illinois Professional Development Provider List
+ License Registration
+ How To Videos and Webinars
+ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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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