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 edTPA requirement for licensure has been eliminated through Aug 31, 2025. However, institutions of higher education may contiue to require edTPA link opens in a new window.

Content Area Tests

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)
311Target Language Proficiency—Ewe
074Target Language Proficiency—Filipino
091Target Language Proficiency—French
059Target Language Proficiency—Greek
060Target Language Proficiency—Gujarati
061Target Language Proficiency—Hindi
062Target Language Proficiency—Japanese
094Target Language Proficiency—Kanjobal
095Target Language Proficiency—Karen (S'gaw)
309Target Language Proficiency—Kirundi (Rundi)
063Target Language Proficiency—Korean
064Target Language Proficiency—Lao
086Target Language Proficiency—Lithuanian
312Target Language Proficiency—Malay
084Target Language Proficiency—Malayalam
065Target Language Proficiency—Mandarin
307Target Language Proficiency—Mongolian
087Target Language Proficiency—Nepali
066Target Language Proficiency—Polish
090Target Language Proficiency—Portuguese
313Target Language Proficiency—Rohingya (Ruwainggya)
067Target Language Proficiency—Russian
073Target Language Proficiency—Serbian
308Target Language Proficiency—Somali
056Target Language Proficiency—Spanish
093Target Language Proficiency—Swahili
092Target Language Proficiency—Tamil
089Target Language Proficiency—Telugu
088Target Language Proficiency—Ukrainian
068Target Language Proficiency—Urdu
069Target Language Proficiency—Vietnamese
306Target Language Proficiency—Yoruba

Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Tests

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