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"How do I enter Professional Development?" is a very common question this time of the year. If you have the same question, the Illinois State Board of Education has information on their Renewal and Professional Development for Educators page. After scrolling down past the section on renewal fees, educators can find their questions answered by expanding the following sections:

  • Educators who hold a National Board Status
  • Renewing my PEL endorsed in Teaching
  • Renewing my PEL endorsed in School Support Personnel
  • Renewing my PEL endorsed in Administration
  • Renewing an Approval
  • Approved Professional Development Activities
  • Charter School Employees
  • Professional Development Rollover

Additionally, on the left sidebar, you can find the following PDF resources:

  • CTE Renewal Requirements
  • How to Record Professional Development Hours
  • How to renew your Paraprofessional License in ELIS
  • How to renew your Substitute License in ELIS 
  • License Renewal Chart
  • Professional Development - Approved Provider list

The document on How to Record Professional Development Hours has been updated to reflect the newest changes in the ELIS system. Please note that educators have been reporting issued with the drop down provider list not working in all browsers. We have found that Chrome works best for accessing this drop down list.