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Testing Requirements

Also refer to the Announcements Section of the Educator Licensure Home Page and the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) page for our most current information.

Please note: Individuals may not receive their ILTS test scores if an incorrect social security number was used when registering for an ILTS test.

Teacher Licensure

Individuals seeking licensure as a teacher in Illinois must pass three tests: the Basic Skills test, the appropriate content area test, and the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test.

In addition to the tests listed above, the Special Education General Curriculum test will also be required for all individuals who apply for the following Pre K-Age 21 endorsements on or after July 1, 2013:

Administrative Licensure

Individuals seeking licensure as an administrator in Illinois must pass the Basic Skills test and the appropriate content area test.

School Support Personnel Licensure

Individuals seeking school support personnel licensure in Illinois must pass the Basic Skills test and the appropriate content area test.