The Kane County Regional Office of Education Licensure Department serves teachers, administrators, school support personnel, substitutes and paraprofessionals with all aspects of their credential needs. The ROE provides information on how to apply for licenses, endorsements, approvals; how to register and renew licenses; and how to enter appropriate professional development credit hours using the EducatorLicensure Information System (ELIS).

  • Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Career and Technical Educator (ELS-CTE)
  • Chief School Business Official (ELS-CSBO)

Your Illinois educator license must be renewed and registered by August 31, 2024. You may log in to  Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account to renew your license beginning April 1, 2024.


The Illinois State Board of Education has a web-based educator credential system called ELIS. This is where you apply, register, renew, and view your credentials. The ELIS website is best accessed with the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a computer.

If you need assistance logging into your ELIS account contact the ELIS Technology Department at 217-558-3600 or


For faster handling of your official transcripts, submit them to The Kane County Regional Office of Education rather than The Illinois State Board of Education. The college, institution, or evaluation company can send the official documents directly to to be added to your ELIS account. Otherwise, educators may drop off official transcripts that are in an envelope that was sealed by the institution. The documents can be brought to our office located at: 28 N 1st Street Geneva, IL 60134.