Registration of Certificates
In order to be valid, all Illinois certificates must be registered with the Regional Superintendent of Schools where the certificate holder works or lives. Registration fees are calculated at $10 per year of a certificate's validity. For instance, a five year standard teaching certificate would require a total amount of $50 in registration fees (5 years x $10 per year=$50). However, if an individual holds more than one certificate, they will only be required to pay one registration fee—this fee will cover all certificates held. With the exception of substitute certificate holders, an individual who moves from one region to another will not be required to pay another registration fee. However, all certificates held must still be formally registered within the new region. Substitute teaching certificates require a separate registration fee for each region that they are registered.