ParaPro License Renewal Reminder

Good morning,

This is just a friendly reminder to renew your Paraprofessional License/Certification before the June 30th date.

If you have already done so, thank you. 

If not, here is the information to do so:

Substitute (SUB) and Paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) credentials due to expire in 2018 do not require tests or professional development (PD) to renew:

  • Senate Bill 2912 removed the requirement to complete a test of basic skills to renew the SUB. 

Some SUB and most PARA Licenses will expire on 07/01/2018 if not renewed by 06/30/2018.  Individuals will then be required to re-apply and meet updated requirements.  The only requirement to renew these credentials in 2018 is to pay registration fees.  Here are the instructions:

    • Go to
    • Click on System Quick Links at the top of the page.
    • Select ELIS: Educator Licensure Information System.
    • Click on Login to your ELIS account under the “Educator Access” option.
    • Enter with your Login Name and Password.
    • If you have not created an ELIS account, click on Sign Up Now and create an account.
    • You must then register the license in Will County ROE 56 by selecting the Renewals option from the “Action Center” box on the home page of your ELIS account. 
    • Selecting that link will take you through another wizard that walks you step by step through the renewal process. 
    • At this time, it is $50 plus processing fee to register. 


  • If you have any questions regarding the renewal process, please refer them to the ROE 815-740-8360.


Thank you and have a great day!


NEA Retired

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Your association will still be there for you…and remember, if it doesn’t start with IEA – it isn’t us! 

IEA-Retired is your continuing connection to the services, programs, discounts and advocacy efforts of the Illinois Education Association-NEA.  

Here are just a few of the benefits of your membership in IEA-Retired: 

►  IEA-Retired colleagues and friends stay involved by meeting together regularly in local chapters. They conduct great programs, stay active in support of public education, participate in IEA conferences and activities, and engage politically to protect state retirement programs and benefits. 
►  You’ll continue to receive the outstanding discounts and money-saving programs available through NEA Member Benefits and IEA’s Access Saver programs. Saving money is even more important in retirement years. After registering on the site, you will have access to:


NEA Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance *guaranteed for those 45 and over.  $10,000 and $20,000 plans.
NEA Dental & Vision Insurance

Medicare Supplement Insurance. Typically 15 percent cheaper than competition. NEA Retiree Health Program

►  NEA Educator’s Employment Liability Insurance protection continues. If you intend to substitute teach or take any temporary employment in the public schools during your retirement, this protection is essential and brings great peace of mind. 

►  You’ll receive the IEA-Retired insider electronic newsletter and other IEA-NEA publications. 

►  You’ll be invited to participate in the IEA One Conference. This annual October event, held in Oak Brook, features an outstanding line up of programs, speakers and topical presentations specifically designed for retired teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty.

IEA-Retired is your way to stay involved and be an advocate for public education, education employees, retired employee pensions and health insurance for retirees. It’s fun and offers great discounts. You can’t afford to be out of the information loop.
Interested in receiving more information? Contact Kim Riley, IEA-Retired staff liaison by email or phone, (309) 662-5359.

Join IEA-Retired Online today!

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The challenge comes when the teacher must spell the word. Not only does this give students practice in all the uses of a dictionary, but they also watch you model the steps in spelling a word: sounding it out, looking at the number of syllables, matching consonants and vowels to the sound. They love it when they stump you, with the bonus that you’ve all learned some new words!