Subs for Subs Training Event

Click the link to register: Subs for Subs August 16, 2023

Important Information Regarding the Short-Term Substitute (STS) License:

  • Application Fee for the license is $25.00.
  • Application is available through June 30, 2028.
  • The license is valid for substitute teaching in PreK-Grade 12 and valid for 5 years.
  • License holders cannot teach more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher in the same school year unless the state has a declared a disaster proclamation in which the short-term substitute may serve 15 consecutive days per licensed teacher in the same school year.
  • Must complete a Short-Term Substitute Training to hold the STS License.
  • Can serve as a Paraprofessional.
  • A minimum of 60 hours of college coursework must be at the 100-level or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • In order to be placed on the ROE #21 Substitute Listing, individuals must also have a background check, health exam, and TB test.


Prior to attending a Subs for Subs Event, each individual must have completed the following steps:

  1. Pay in full for the Subs for Subs event ($20.00) to secure your spot.
  2. Create an ELIS account on the ISBE website (

(Please make sure you are using GOOGLE CHROME OR FIREFOX as your browser.  MacBooks and handheld devices are not compatible with ISBE’s website)  

  1. Submit official college transcripts in a sealed envelope or via e-script to the ROE #21 office. 


Registration coming soon for the following Subs for Subs Training Events:

October 11, 2023

December 6, 2023

February 14, 2024

April 3, 2024