Retake Policy

If you wish to retake an ILTS test, you must complete the registration process and make the appropriate payment by the registration deadline for the new test date. With the exception of the Test of Academic Proficiency, when you register to retake a test, you must retake the entire test.

When you register for the Test of Academic Proficiency, you may register for a single subtest or for the entire test. However, each attempt of the entire test or a single subtest counts toward the five attempts allowed under the Test Attempt Limit Policy (below). Basic Skills test scores received for tests taken prior to September 11, 2010, cannot be used to fulfill individual subtest passing requirements.

Your ability to retake a test is subject to the CBT Retest Window and Test Attempt Limit Policies, as described below.

CBT Retest Window

If you take a computer-based ILTS test, you must wait 60 days before retaking the same test on computer.

Test Attempt Limit Policy

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has implemented an Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) testing policy that places a five-time limit on the number of test attempts for the same test. This policy, which went into effect on January 12, 2010, states:

"Subsequent to January 12, 2010, no individual may attempt to pass the same test more than five times in any combination of the two formats (computer-based or paper-based testing)."

You may attempt to take the same test five times. If you have attempted the same test five times and do not pass, you will not be allowed to register to take the same test again.

Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Each attempt of all (all four subtests at once) or part (a single subtest at once) of the TAP counts toward the five-attempt limit for that test. However, if you have previously taken one or more Basic Skills subtests and are now taking the TAP, your Basic Skills attempts do not count toward your TAP attempts, even if you passed one or more Basic Skills subtests and those scores are being applied to the TAP.

Test attempt definition. When you sign in at the test site you are considered to have attempted to test.

The following circumstances DO count toward your test attempts:

The following circumstances DO NOT count toward your test attempts:

If you have questions regarding your testing history, contact Evaluation Systems (see "Contact Information"). For more information regarding the test attempt limit policy, please visit the ISBE website at for the most recent information regarding licensure requirements.