• Complete the following steps to receive your Substitute Authorization:
    • Provide proof of physical to ROE #51
  • Create an ELIS account (click here for instructions on creating an account);
  • Apply for either a SUB License or an ELS-PARA License through your ELIS account;
  • Provide an official showing conferment of a Bachelor’s Degree to ROE #51.
    • Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope or may be sent electronically from the college/university to Kellie Brewer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Provide proof of a physical to ROE #51.
  • Schedule an appointment for a fingerprint background check with ROE #51.
    • Background checks are $50 (nonrefundable) due at time of appointment.
  • When your license is issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, you will need to register your license through your ELIS account ($50/ 5-year cycle).
  • You will present your Substitute Authorization to the hiring school district(s).
  • With your permission, ROE #51 will add your name to our Substitute Teacher Database.
  • It is your responsibility to contact each school district in which you are interested in working.