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Sub Teacher Sign Up Day




If you want to skip some of the lines and speed through the process,
follow the steps below:

1. Create an ELIS account with the Illinois State Board of Education
Access ELIS here:
Learn How to Create an ELIS account here:


2. Apply for a Substitute License (SUB) or a Short Term Substitute License (STS)  in your ELIS account.
Log into your ELIS account and click on SIGN UP NOW in the left side margin to apply for the correct license. 
The SUB License requires a bachelor's degree and costs $50.00.
The STS License requires either an associate's degree or 60 hours of college coursework and costs $25.00.


3. Complete the Substitute Authorization Packet.
Fill out and bring the completed forms with you on September 12th.
Print the packet here.


For more information on the Substitute Teacher License click here.

For more information on the Short Term Substitute Teacher License, click here. 


Remember, ROE # 17 staff will be at the Substitute Teacher Sign Up Day to help you through every step of the process. The list above is just a way to skip some of the steps for those of you that want to get started.