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Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS)


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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Beginning in 2015, the APT licensure requirement is transitioning to edTPA. Learn more about this requirement.

Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

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

Content Area Tests

Test CodeTest
215Agricultural Education
171Business, Marketing, and Computer Education
038Computer Science
140Dance (last test administration 9/1/19)
209Dance (first test administration 9/2/19)
141Drama/Theatre Arts
206Early Childhood Education
152Early Childhood Special Education
197–200Elementary Education (Grades 1–6)
125English as a New Language (last test administration 9/1/19)
250English as a New Language (first test administration 9/2/19)
207English Language Arts
172Family and Consumer Sciences (last test administration 9/1/19)
217Family and Consumer Sciences (first test administration 9/2/19)
298General Middle Grades (5–8)
312Gifted Education (NES®)
173Health Careers
211Health Education
155Learning Behavior Specialist I
175Library Information Specialist (last test administration 9/1/19)
220Library Information Specialist (first test administration 9/2/19)
201Middle Grades (5–8) Language Arts
202Middle Grades (5–8) Mathematics
203Middle Grades (5–8) Science
204Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science
144Physical Education
221Reading Specialist
177Reading Teacher (last test administration 9/1/19)
222Reading Teacher (first test administration 9/2/19)
181School Counselor (last test administration 9/1/19)
235School Counselor (first test administration 9/2/19)
236School Nurse
237School Psychologist
184School Social Worker
105Science: Biology
106Science: Chemistry
108Science: Earth and Space Science
112Science: Environmental Science
116Science: Physics
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
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 (last test administration 9/1/19)
223Technology Specialist (first test administration 9/2/19)
145Visual Arts

Content-Area Tests (Administrator)

Foreign 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.

Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Tests