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Contact Dee Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot remember your login credentials for your ELIS account.
If you have forgotten your password only YOU can retrieve it through ELIS using the "Retrieve password link"
If your email address associated with your ELIS account is no longer being used and you are unable to login to ELIS you must call ISBE at 217-557-6763 and have your email address updated by them.
Step 1: If you do not have an ELIS account, click here for instructions. ELIS replaced the old ECS system and you must create a new account.
Step 2: Log into your ELIS account and select Click Here to Update Your PD/Employment Status.
If you retire this year, select Retired for the last two semesters.
If you are already retired, select the appropriate status for each of the 10 semesters, and select Finish. Substitute teaching doesn't count as active teaching.
Step 3: Enter professional development hours if you have taught within the last five years. For information on entering professional development, click here.
FYI- The Purposes have been deleted from the process.
Step 4: In the Action Center box, select Renewals and follow the prompts to renew.
Due to your Retired status, you will not be charged a renewal fee.
One of the prompts will ask if you have completed the required professional development. Answer Yes even if you didn't have any.
Step 5: Select the My Credential tab and print the Credential page for proof that you have renewed.
You will not receive a certificate in the mail. The page you print is your license.
TRS Retiree Return to Work Program:
Gov. Pritzker signed Public Act 102-0537 into law to extend the post-retirement limits for retirees until June 30, 2023. Retired members may teach for 120 days or 600 hours during a school year without negatively affecting their retirement benefits. Retired members who teach beyond the legal limit lose their pension benefits.
State officials recognized the contribution retired TRS members have made to easing the classroom teacher shortage in Illinois. For the last two years, many retired TRS members have helped fill the chronic teacher shortage by returning to the classroom for part of the school year.
The current work limitation ceiling had been set to automatically “sunset” on June 30, 2021. The limit would have reverted back to the original ceiling of 100 days or 500 hours.
The Return to Teaching in Subject Shortage Area requires certification from the Regional Superintendent.
Click here for information on becoming a STAR Adult Literacy Volunteer.
TRS Benefits at a Glance Brochure