How can I obtain an ELS endorsement as a paraprofessional educator?
To apply for an educator license with stipulations endorsed as a paraprofessional educator, individuals may submit an application in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). A $100 fee will be assessed electronically when the application is submitted (Additional fees may apply). After submitting their application, individuals should have a copy of their high school diploma and official transcripts showing completion of the required college coursework sent to ISBE or to ROE, 105 North E St., Suite 1, Monmouth, IL 61462.
An educator license with stipulations endorsed as a paraprofessional educator is not valid until it is registered. Once registered, the license is valid until June 30 immediately following five years of the endorsement being issued and may be renewed.
Application Approval $100.00
Paraprofessional Test $65.00
Registration Approval $50.00