Checking the Educator Certification System (ECS) for Approval Status
Before you can formally renew your administrative certificate, you must first secure the approval of the Regional Office of Education (ROE) and the Illinois State Board of Education/State Teacher Certification Board (ISBE/STCB). Once you submit the Statement of Assurance, your file will automatically be sent to your ROE. Once approved by the ROE, your file will be sent to ISBE/STCB for review. Once you secure both levels of approval, you may renew your certificate(s). To check your approval status, please:
- Log into your Educator Certification System account;
- Select "Professional Development and Renewal";
- Next, select "Statement of Assurance". You will see either the letter "P" or "YES" under the ROE and ISBE/STCB levels. The letter "P" means that your Statement of Assurance is still pending. The word "YES" means that your Statement of Assurance has been approved at that level. Once you secure both approvals (that is, you see "YES" under each level), you may renew your certificate(s).
- To renew your administrative certificate on the Educator Certification System, select "Register Certificates" and follow the prompts.
Important note: If registering/renewing certificates on the Educator Certification System applicants must use a credit card. Furthermore, an additional $1.75 convenience fee will be charged for each credit card transaction completed on the Educator Certification System.