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Information For Retired Teachers

License Renewal Instructions For Those Who Are Retired or Will Retire 

Step 1
If you do not have an ELIS account, click here for instructions. ELIS replaced the old ECS system and you must create a new account.

Step 2
Log into your ELIS account and select Click Here to Update Your PD/Employment Status.

  • If you retire this year, select Retired for the last two semesters.
  • If you are already retired, select the appropriate status for each of the 10 semesters, and select Finish.  Substitute teaching doesn't count as active teaching.

Step 3
Enter professional development hours if you have taught within the last five years. For information on entering professional development, click here .  
FYI- The Purposes have been deleted from the process.

Step 4
In the Action Center box, select Renewals and follow the prompts to renew.

  • Due to your Retired status, you will not be charged a renewal fee.  
  • One of the prompts will ask if you have completed the required professional development. Answer Yes even if you didn't have any.

Step 5
Select the My Credential tab and print the Credential page for proof that you have renewed.
You will not receive a certificate in the mail. The page you print is your license.


TRS One-Year Retiree Return to Work Program is in effect. PA 100-0743 signed on 08/10/2018 allows a TRS retiree to return to work without post-retirement limitations.  Please view the full flyer here. Note: this program expires 6/30/2019.  The Return to Teaching in Subject Shortage Area requires certification from the Regional Superintendent. 


Click here for TRS Update for Retiring Teachers

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