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Registration Fee Refund

  • Educator License with Stipulations - Paraprofessional (ELS PARA)

    Public Act 100-0772 provides that any educator registering their Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) on or after July 1, 2018, shall pay license registration fees in the amount of $5 per year rather than $10. Any educator who registered an ELS-PARA between July 1, 2018, and October 16, 2018 may qualify for a refund.


    ISBE will notify all individuals who are eligible for a refund and will begin processing refunds beginning the week of December 17, 2018, with all refunds scheduled to be completed by March 1, 2019.

    Refunds will be processed to the credit or debit card used at the time of payment. No further action will be required unless the debit or credit card used for payment is no longer active. If the card used is no longer active, ISBE will require a W-9 form to process a check. W-9 forms should be mailed to:

    Illinois State Board of Education
    Division of Educator Effectiveness
    100 N First Street, E-240
    Springfield, IL 62777





  1. Create an ELIS account- click here
  2. Be at least 19 years of age and;
  3. Show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:
    1. Associate's degree or higher; or
    2. 60 semester hours of coursework; or
    3. High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS ParaPro test; or
    4. High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Work Keys test:
      • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math — 4
      • Reading for Information/Workplace Documents — 4
  4. Once all requirements and documents have been received and uploaded by the ROE to your ELIS account you can apply for the Paraprofessional License. For detailed instruction, if you have 60 credit hours- click here OR if you are taking the ETS test- click here



Paraprofessional testing is an online test, consisting of 90 questions, broken down into three categories, 30 questions each of Reading, Math and Writing/Grammar.  The tester has 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the test.

Each tester receives paper and pencil to work out problems to the questions.  It is encouraged to review the links at the bottom of the page prior to taking the test.



When you come in for the test please bring with you:

  • Your high school diploma or high school transcripts
  • A photo ID
  • $100 cash or check



If you would like to schedule a date and time to take the paraprofessional test please call Alaina at 815-434-0780 or email her at


To help with the math questions on the Praxis Study Guide, we’ve added some links below:










Math Test Questions


More practice test questions broken down by the sections


Additional practice materials/study guides can be purchased through ETS. Their website is Look for practice materials for ETS The PRAXIS Series.


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