AS OF JANUARY 1st, those wanting to substitute now have to pay for their own fingerprinting.
We have recently worked out the particulars of the new law HB 5863 and are taking applications for substitutes again.
You need to hold a valid Professional Educator License, Substitute License or an Educator License with Stipulations - Provisional to be a substitute teacher in Illinois. A person holding a Substitute License may teach an unlimited amount of days but if subbing for one teacher are limited to 90 days.
[If you hold a Teaching License, you DO NOT need a Substitute License]
Anyone interested in obtaining a Substitute License must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution. A Substitute License is valid for 5 years and is renewable online through your ELIS account.
Substitute Teacher Authorization
In addition to holding a Teaching or Substitute License, you will need to hold a Substitute Teacher Authorization to serve as a sub throughout Grundy/Kendall Counties.
Once the Substitutue Teacher Authorization has been issued by either of our offices, you will need to take that packet to each district office in which you would like to substitute in and sign up with them.
To obtain this authorization, the following must be provided:
An Illinois Teaching License or Substitute License registered in Grundy/Kendall County ROE
Physical Examination, within 90 days
$50 cash or check which covers the required fingerprinting
Fingerprint Authorization and Release Form (obtained at ROE)
Substitute Teacher Information Form (obtained at ROE)
Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status Form and Training (obtained at ROE)
Please click this link to complete the training and provide us with the certificate of completion
You can use this form for the Physical: Physical Form