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!