Initial Certificates Set to Become Professional Educator Licenses
All Initial Certificates will be replaced by 5-year Professional Educator Licenses when Professional Educator Licensure is implemented in Illinois which is anticipated in June 30, 2013.
Determine your current situation and act:
Initial certificate holders who have currently have four or more years of teaching experience need to apply for a Standard Certificate immediately.
Initial certificate holders who have certificates expiring on June 30, 2013, can either:
Initial certificate holders achieving four years of teaching experience during the 2012-13 school year should not apply to move from Initial Certificate to Standard Certificate. All teachers’ certificates, regardless of level, will be exchanged for a Professional Educator License (PEL). There will be no levels such as initial, standard or master in the new system. As always, all licenses need to be registered to be valid.
For individuals holding Initial Certificates when Licensure is implemented:
Advice for Initial Certificate Holders:
ALL CERTIFICATE HOLDERS – CRITICAL INFORMATION
Keep your email address, address, and phone number up-to-date in ECS:
www.isbe.net/ECS: My Profile, personal Settings; for Email: My profile, Account Settings
For further information, contact Barb Keil at 217.893.3219 or firstname.lastname@example.org