A primary service of the Regional Office of Education is to advise applicants on proper teacher certification procedure. Certification specialist, Kellie Brewer, is up-to-date on changes in regulations, laws, policies, procedures, and precedents in teacher certification. The certification specialist acts as a liaison between the Regional Office of Education and the State Teacher Certification Board for applicants, school districts and other interested parties. As of 1996 the Regional Office of Education is online with the Illinois State Board of Education and has the ability to issue Temporary Employment Authorizations to individuals who have completed an approved Illinois Teacher Education Program. We also issue substitute certificates and teacher aide approvals. Besides issuing certificates and approvals, this office also annually renews certificates in-house and off-site.
Common Fees and Charges:
- Initial and Substitute Teacher Certificate: $75 fee (cash or check) made to "Jeff Vose, Regional Superintendent of Schools."
- Duplicate Certificate: $8 fee (cash or check) made to "Jeff Vose , Regional Office of Education."
- Certificate renewal: $10 per year
- Teacher Aide approval: No charge.
Any teacher who has not registered their certificate for more than five years must pay all back fees and complete five college credits in order to become reinstated.
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