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Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS)

Tests

What tests do I need to take? Read about which tests are required for licensure in Illinois.

Information about each test. Get specific information about a test, including when and where you can take the test, and access preparation materials by selecting the test from the following tables.

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The APT licensure requirement is transitioning to edTPA®: effective October 12, 2020, the APT will no longer be available, and all candidates seeking initial teacher licensure in Illinois must take and pass edTPA. Learn more about this requirement.

Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) Pre–K through Grade 12

Content Area Tests

Test CodeTest
215Agricultural Education
171Business, Marketing, and Computer Education (for testing through 8/1/2021)
216Business, Marketing, and Computer Education (first test administration 8/3/2020)
038Computer Science (for testing through 8/1/2021)
205Computer Science (first test administration 8/3/2020)
140Dance (for testing through 6/6/2021)
209Dance (first test administration 6/8/2020)
141Drama/Theatre Arts (for testing through 8/1/2021)
210Drama/Theatre Arts (first test administration 8/3/2020)
206Early Childhood Education
152Early Childhood Special Education
197–200Elementary Education (Grades 1–6) (for testing through 3/14/2021)
305Elementary Education (Grades 1–6) (first test administration 3/16/2020)
125English as a New Language (for testing through 6/6/2021)
250English as a New Language (first test administration 6/8/2020)
207English Language Arts
172Family and Consumer Sciences (for testing through 6/6/2021)
217Family and Consumer Sciences (first test administration 6/8/2020)
298General Middle Grades (5–8)
312Gifted Education (NES®)
173Health Careers
211Health Education
155Learning Behavior Specialist I
175Library Information Specialist (for testing through 6/6/2021)
220Library Information Specialist (first test administration 6/8/2020)
208Mathematics
201Middle Grades (5–8) Language Arts
202Middle Grades (5–8) Mathematics
203Middle Grades (5–8) Science
204Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science
212Music
144Physical Education (for testing through 8/1/2021)
213Physical Education (first test administration 8/3/2020)
221Reading Specialist
177Reading Teacher (for testing through 6/6/2021)
222Reading Teacher (first test administration 6/8/2020)
181School Counselor (for testing through 6/6/2021)
235School Counselor (first test administration 6/8/2020)
236School Nurse
237School Psychologist
184School Social Worker (for testing through 8/1/2021)
238School Social Worker (first test administration 8/3/2020)
105Science: Biology (for testing through 8/1/2021)
239Science: Biology (first test administration 8/3/2020)
106Science: Chemistry (for testing through 8/1/2021)
240Science: Chemistry (first test administration 8/3/2020)
108Science: Earth and Space Science (for testing through 8/1/2021)
241Science: Earth and Space Science (first test administration 8/3/2020)
112Science: Environmental Science (for testing through 8/1/2021)
242Science: Environmental Science (first test administration 8/3/2020)
116Science: Physics (for testing through 8/1/2021)
243Science: Physics (first test administration 8/3/2020)
244Social Science: Economics
245Social Science: Geography
246Social Science: History
247Social Science: Political Science
248Social Science: Psychology
249Social Science: Sociology and Anthropology
163Special Education General Curriculum Test
154Speech-Language Pathologist: Nonteaching (for testing through 8/1/2021)
232Speech-Language Pathologist: Nonteaching (first test administration 8/3/2020)
153Speech-Language Pathologist: Teaching
150Teacher of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
151Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
219Technology Education
178Technology Specialist (for testing through 6/6/2021)
223Technology Specialist (first test administration 6/8/2020)
145Visual Arts (for testing through 8/1/2021)
214Visual Arts (first test administration 8/3/2020)

Content-Area Tests (Administrator)

Foreign/World Language Content-Area Tests

These tests are for individuals seeking foreign language teaching endorsements.

Language Proficiency Tests for an Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed as Transitional Bilingual

These tests are for individuals seeking transitional bilingual endorsements, bilingual endorsements, or bilingual approvals.

Test CodeTest
055English Language Proficiency
057Target Language Proficiency—Arabic
071Target Language Proficiency—Assyrian
072Target Language Proficiency—Bosnian
070Target Language Proficiency—Bulgarian
085Target Language Proficiency—Burmese
058Target Language Proficiency—Cantonese
310Target Language Proficiency—Chin (Haka) (first test administration 5/11/2020)
311Target Language Proficiency—Ewe (first test administration 5/11/2020)
074Target Language Proficiency—Filipino
091Target Language Proficiency—French (first test administration 9/2/2019)
059Target Language Proficiency—Greek
060Target Language Proficiency—Gujarati
061Target Language Proficiency—Hindi
062Target Language Proficiency—Japanese
094Target Language Proficiency—Kanjobal (first test administration 5/11/2020)
095Target Language Proficiency—Karen (S'gaw) (first test administration 5/11/2020)
309Target Language Proficiency—Kirundi (Rundi) (first test administration 5/11/2020)
063Target Language Proficiency—Korean
064Target Language Proficiency—Lao
086Target Language Proficiency—Lithuanian
312Target Language Proficiency—Malay (first test administration 5/11/2020)
084Target Language Proficiency—Malayalam
065Target Language Proficiency—Mandarin
307Target Language Proficiency—Mongolian (first test administration 5/11/2020)
087Target Language Proficiency—Nepali
066Target Language Proficiency—Polish
090Target Language Proficiency—Portuguese
313Target Language Proficiency—Rohingya (Ruwainggya) (first test administration 5/11/2020)
067Target Language Proficiency—Russian
073Target Language Proficiency—Serbian
308Target Language Proficiency—Somali (first test administration 5/11/2020)
056Target Language Proficiency—Spanish
093Target Language Proficiency—Swahili (first test administration 5/11/2020)
092Target Language Proficiency—Tamil (first test administration 5/11/2020)
089Target Language Proficiency—Telugu
088Target Language Proficiency—Ukrainian
068Target Language Proficiency—Urdu
069Target Language Proficiency—Vietnamese
306Target Language Proficiency—Yoruba (first test administration 5/11/2020)

Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Tests