The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask which he finds hard to answer. ~ Alice Wellington Rollins
Welcome to the Certification Website
The following links provide information on the Illinois certification process for both new and experienced educators.
Educator Certification - Educator Certification, Recertification and Preparation Website
ROE Certification Workshop Presentaitons
A-Z Educator Certification Index
Lapsed Certification - any certificate not renewed or registered will lapse after a period of 6 months from the expiration date of the last year registered. See GUIDLINES here.
Educator Certification System (ECS) a web-based system that allows educators and district administrators access to certification data from ISBE's Teacher Certification Information System (TCIS).
Professional Development and Renewal of Educator Certificates
Guide to Requirements for Certification, Endorsement and Assignment of Teachers, School Service Personnel, and Administrators
Services and Information for Districts and Regional Offices of Education
The information provided on the following links is designed for use by Regional Offices of Education. If you are an educator and are seeking certification information, please contact your Regional Office of Education.
Lake County Regional Office of Education
800 Lancer Lane Ste E128
Grayslake, IL 60030
Maricela Jimenez, Chief Licensure Officer
Pam Cooper, Licensure Assistant
Human Resource Liaison
Educator Liaison Alpha last name A-Z
Melissa Gilkerson, Licensure Officer, Educator Liaison Substitute and Paraprofessionals
Certification Policy and Rule Changes (provided by Lake County ROE)