How to Navigate Your ELIS Account

How to Navigate Your ELIS Account

Log in to your ELIS account by completing the following steps:

  • Go to
  • Click on 'System  Quick Links"
  • Click on ELIS: Educator Licensure Information System
  • Enter your User Name and Password

You will use the ELIS system to apply for Teaching credentials, monitor your information, change your contact information, register your license, enter Professional Development and renew your license. 

When you first log in to ELIS, you will be on your Home page. Across the Blue bar at the top, you will see the following boxes:

  • Home
  • My Credentials
  • Educator
  • Help

The My Credentials Box is where you can print the page so that you can have a copy of your current credentials. 

The Educator Box gives you a drop down box where you can see the following information:

  • Degrees - you can see which of your degrees have been uploaded into the ELIS system
  • Tests - you can see which tests you have taken
  • Images - these are documents that ISBE has received and uploaded into your account

The Help Box has an User Manual for ELIS and a FAQ document that lists frequently asked questions about ELIS accounts. 

When you have selected the Home Box, this is where you can update your contact information. *Be sure to always have an updated email on file so that the State Board can send you notifications. It is recommended that you use a personal email address. 

On the Home page, you can view your Credential Center. This will list your registration dates and renewal cycle dates. Make sure that these dates match. *If they do not match, visit the Action Center box on the right hand side. Select Registration. Follow the registration wizard to bring your registration current with the renewal date. 

On the right side is where you will find your Action Center Box. The different areas will be highlighted when it is time to take action in your account. 

On the bottom right hand side is the "What do you want to do" section. This is where you will find different application options to apply for different credentials. 

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