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Testing Requirements

Also refer to the Announcements Section of the Educator Licensure Home Page and the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) page for our most current information.

Administrators (except Principal) and School Support Personnel

Individuals seeking licensure as an administrator in Illinois must pass the Basic Skills test and the appropriate content area test.


Principals

Individuals seeking licensure as an administrator in Illinois must pass the Basic Skills test and the appropriate content area test.


Teachers

Individuals seeking licensure as a teacher in Illinois must pass three tests: the Basic Skills test, the appropriate content area test, and the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test.

In addition to the tests listed above, the Special Education General Curriculum test will also be required for all individuals who apply for the following Pre K-Age 21 endorsements on or after July 1, 2013:


 Individuals Trained Out of State or Out of Country

Individuals seeking licensure as an administrator in Illinois must pass the Basic Skills test and the appropriate content area test.


 Timeline and Requirements for Educator Testing

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