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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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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 (for testing through summer 2021)
216Business, Marketing, and Computer Education (first test administration 8/3/2020)
038Computer Science (for testing through summer 2021)
205Computer Science (first test administration 8/3/2020)
140Dance (for testing through summer 2021)
209Dance (first test administration 6/8/2020)
141Drama/Theatre Arts (for testing through summer 2021)
210Drama/Theatre Arts (first test administration 8/3/2020)
206Early Childhood Education
152Early Childhood Special Education
197–200Elementary Education (Grades 1–6)
125English as a New Language (for testing through summer 2021)
250English as a New Language (first test administration 6/8/2020)
207English Language Arts
172Family and Consumer Sciences (for testing through summer 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 summer 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 summer 2021)
213Physical Education (first test administration 8/3/2020)
221Reading Specialist
177Reading Teacher (for testing through summer 2021)
222Reading Teacher (first test administration 6/8/2020)
181School Counselor (for testing through summer 2021)
235School Counselor (first test administration 6/8/2020)
236School Nurse
237School Psychologist
184School Social Worker (for testing through summer 2021)
238School Social Worker (first test administration 8/3/2020)
105Science: Biology (for testing through summer 2021)
239Science: Biology (first test administration 8/3/2020)
106Science: Chemistry (for testing through summer 2021)
240Science: Chemistry (first test administration 8/3/2020)
108Science: Earth and Space Science (for testing through summer 2021)
241Science: Earth and Space Science (first test administration 8/3/2020)
112Science: Environmental Science (for testing through summer 2021)
242Science: Environmental Science (first test administration 8/3/2020)
116Science: Physics (for testing through summer 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 summer 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 summer 2021)
223Technology Specialist (first test administration 6/8/2020)
145Visual Arts (for testing through summer 2021)
214Visual Arts (first test administration 8/3/2020)

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