In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE is now offering a reimbursement of the application fee to qualifying applicants.
- 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 Request. 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-9 and a Direct Deposit form in addition to the form above. Please note, only an original W-9 can be accepted, not a photocopy or an electronic copy.