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 Paraprofessional Registration

​Public Act 100- 0772 provides that any educator registering their Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) on or after July 1, 2018, shall pay license registration fees in the amount of $5 per year rather than $10. The Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) was configured October 17, 2018, for this change. Any educator who registered an ELS-PARA between July 1, 2018, and October 16, 2018, will be issued a refund of overpaid fees. At this time, no additional action is necessary to receive this refund. ​

Please know that if the card used during the payment process is expired, the​ W9 FormPDF Document​will be needed for you to receive the refund. We will contact educators individually, if necessary.

Refunds will be processed to the credit card used during the application process no later than March 1, 2019.​

 ​Substitute Application Fee


If you…

In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE is now offering a reimbursement of the application fee to qualifying applicants.​

To Qualify:

  • Your Sub issuance date must be later than July 1, 2017
  • You must work at least 10 full school days within one year of your issuance date
  • You must apply for the reimbursement within 18 months of your issuance date
  • Educators will receive a $50 refund if they have worked 10 days on the substitute teaching license and a $25 refund if they have worked 10 days on the short-term substitute teaching license

If you meet these requirements, please complete form 73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund RequestPDF Document. This form must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will not be honored.

If your substitute application fee was paid prior to December 3, 2018, you will need to complete and sign a W-9PDF Document and a Direct Deposit formPDF Document in addition to the form above. Please note, only an original W-9 can be accepted, not a photocopy or an electronic copy.

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