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New Requirements for Provisional Certificates Effective July 1, 2013

When Illinois moves from a certification system to a licensure system, the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and applicable content-area test(s) must be passed in order to receive an Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for provisional educator.

Note that no provisional principal endorsements will be issued. All applicants seeking a provisional teaching, school service or administrative endorsement other than principal (formerly general administrative) must pass the Illinois Test of Basic Skills (TAP) or submit an official score report confirming a composite score of 22 on the ACT Plus Writing or a composite score of 1030 (mathematics and critical reading) on the SAT and pass the applicable content area test(s) before a provisional certificate can be issued. Scores on the ACT Plus Writing and SAT can be no older than 10 years at the time of application.

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The following information is designed to assist out of state applicants in learning more about teacher certification in Illinois and in preparing an application for a certificate.  Jul 3, 2013, 7:02 AM Darcy Fausz