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​Organizations eligible to apply to the Illinois State Board of Education to become Illinois State-approved professional development providers are Illinois non-profit, professional educator associations representing one or more of the following groups, school administrators, principals, school business officials, teachers (including special education teachers, school boards, school districts, parents, or school support services personnel. Approved PD Providers are required to register annually with the Illinois State Board of Education prior to offering any professional development activities in the current fiscal year. To facilitate this process, providers will register through ELIS.  This page will provide all the necessary resources for a new or prospective professional development provider.​

All entities offering professional development activities for educator licensure renewal must register with ISBE prior to offering professional development activities in the upcoming fiscal year (See Section 21B-45(i)(7) of the Code and Section 25.856 of Rule). If you are an approved professional development (PD) provider and have never completed registration with ISBE, please complete this PD Provider Registration FormPDF Document by June 30, 2022​. PD providers that have already completed this form at any point in time, including last year, do not need to complete this registration form.

After registration is complete, your entity will appear in a drop down menu of approved providers in ELIS, and educators will be able to select your entity as the approved provider when entering professional development activities for license renewal.

ISBE is currently designing a registration renewal process for providers to use in the near future and will communicate with providers when it is ready for use. Please direct all questions to pdprovider@isbe.net.​

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