Substitute Teaching – 2 Licences

Substitute Teaching License Requirements:

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution OR
  • a valid Professional Educator License, PEL, OR
  • an Educator License with Stipulations, ELS, that required a bachelor’s degree for issuance.
  • Complete steps in the Illinois State and Vermilion County Processes as follows:

Illinois State Application Process:

  • Create an ELIS (Educator Licensure Information) Account with the Illinois Board of Education here. Select “Click here for first time Access” or “Sign Up Now”.
  • Apply for a Substitute License within your ELIS account. The application fee is $50 which must be paid online with credit or debit card.
  • Submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope to Regional Office of Education, 200 College St. Suite B, Danville, IL 61832 or submit to ISBE.

Vermilion County Process:

  • Applicants must be fingerprinted and complete a background check through Vermilion County ROE #54 Office.  Must come to the office to fill out a fingerprint form in person.*No other fingerprints can be accepted. Cost is $60. Acceptable forms of payment are Cash, Check or Money Order.
  • Applicants must make an appointment with the fingerprinting company. Fingerprinting is performed on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month by an external company. A phone number needs to be provided at the time the form is completed.
  • Submit a physical stating that you are physically fit to perform the duties of a substitute teacher from a licensed healthcare provider. No specific form is needed. Must be performed within 90 days of fingerprinting.

*If you do not submit a physical within 90 days of fingerprinting you must be re-fingerprinted*

  • Register your Sub License in Vermilion County within your ELIS account. Cost is $10 per year and is valid for 5 years.
  • Once you are registered your name will be added to the Vermilion County Substitute list which is distributed to all Vermilion County schools. You may choose which school districts/schools/grade levels/days you are not willing to serve.

If you wish to change your status or be taken off of the substitute list please call our office at 431-2668.

Short-Term Substitute Teaching License Requirements:

  • Must hold an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Show completion of 60 semester hours of coursework.
  • Complete steps in the Illinois State and Vermilion County Processes as follows:

Illinois State Application Process:

  • Create an ELIS (Educator Licensure Information) Account with the Illinois Board of Education here. Select “Click here for first time Access” or “Sign Up Now”.
  • Apply for a Short Term Substitute License within your ELIS account. The application fee is $25 which must be paid online with credit or debit card.
  • Submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope to Regional Office of Education, 200 College St. Suite B, Danville, IL 61832 or submit to ISBE.

Vermilion County Process:

  • Applicants must be fingerprinted and complete a background check through Vermilion County ROE #54 Office.  Must come to the office to fill out a fingerprint form in person.*No other fingerprints can be accepted. Cost is $60. Acceptable forms of payment are Cash, Check or Money Order.
  • Applicants must make an appointment with the fingerprinting company. Fingerprinting is performed on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month by an external company. A phone number needs to be provided at the time the form is completed.
  • Submit a physical stating that you are physically fit to perform the duties of a substitute teacher from a licensed healthcare provider. No specific form is needed. Must be performed within 90 days of fingerprinting.

*If you do not submit a physical within 90 days of fingerprinting you must be re-fingerprinted*

  • Register your Short Term Sub License in Vermilion County within your ELIS account. Cost is $10 per year and is valid for 5 years.
  • Once you are registered your name will be added to the Vermilion County Substitute list which is distributed to all Vermilion County schools. You may choose which school districts/schools/grade levels/days you are not willing to serve.
  • *Notes:
    • Valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12.
    • Short-Term Substitute licenses are valid until June 30, 2023, and may not be renewed.
    • Cannot teach more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher.
    • Must complete a training program provided by the school board.
    • Cannot serve as a Paraprofessional .

If you wish to change your status or be taken off of the substitute list please call our office at 431-2668.