Deadline For Renewing Teaching Certificates Approaching


Published on August 14 2012 9:31 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Public Act 97-0682 made it possible for individuals to reinstate teaching certificates that lapsed solely for failure to pay registration fees by simply paying the back fees with no additional penalty. This option is available through the Educator Certification System (ECS) at

However, this temporary option exists only until  September 1, 2012 and that deadline is fast approaching.after September 1, these individuals must complete the nine-semester-hour penalty or pay the $500 penalty fee to reinstate.

If you have a lapsed teaching certificate and need more information, contact one of the offices in Effingham at 217-342-4363, Vandalia at 618-283-5011 or Greenville at 618-664-0121 for assistance.