Step # 1: Log in to the Educator Licensure Information System at www.isbe.net/ELIS
Step #2: From the Action Center, select “apply for a substitute or short-term substitute license”
Step #3: Complete application and pay reimbursable fee*
Step #4: Schedule an appointment to submit your official transcripts to Intermediate Service Center 4 by calling (708) 754-6600 or visit the South Cook Intermediate Service Center, 253 West Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411.
Step #5: The Illinois State Board of Education will issue your license automatically once your transcript is verified
Step #6: Register your license in ELIS. You now have a license valid for employment!
*The Illinois State Board of Education will reimburse your application fee once you substitute for 10 or more days after receiving your license. Ask your Regional Office of Education or Intermediate Service Center for more details once you receive employment.