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Trainings & Additional Requirements


To meet Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) licensure requirements, candidates must complete state mandated trainings and criminal background checks in addition to required coursework, clinical experiences, tests, and assessments.  On this page you will find the most current ISBE requirements in regard to trainings and criminal background checks mandated by the state, where and how to complete these trainings, background checks, and any additional related resources. 

If you have any questions related to required trainings, please contact cote-teachercertification@illinois.edu.