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Career and Technical Educator Licensure

Career and Tech Educator license requirements-

     Career and Technical Educator

  • Minimum of 60 semester hours*
  • Documented a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience outside of education in the area to be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23

        Years valid- 5

        Limitations- Can only teach in the specified area of endorsement and is valid for grades 7-12

     Part-Time Provisional Career and Technical Educator

  • Documented a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill to be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23

        Years valid- 5

        Limitations- At the time of application, must obtain a letter from the school district confirming that no teacher holding a PEL or ELS endorsed in career and technical

        education is available and that circumstances warrant the issuance of this license. Valid for only 2 courses of study.

     Provisional Career and Technical Educator

        Valid for grades 6-12 only.

  • Documented a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill to be taught 
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23

        Years valid- 5

        Limitations- At the time of application, must obtain a letter from the school district confirming that no teacher holding a PEL or ELS endorsed in career and 

        technical education is available and that circumstances warrant the issuance of this license.

Application forms for Career and Technical or Provisional Career and Technical Educator License

Form 73-23 Application for Career and Technical or Provisional Career and Technical Educator License

Form 73-23A Verification for Career and Technical Educator Work Experience

Form 73-23B Verification for Career and Technical Educator Work Experience (Notarized) Use when the former employer is not available to complete form 73-23A.

* Hours may be obtained from a regionally accredited institution or an accredited trade and technical institution. For endorsements requiring a specific number of semester hours, coursework must be at the 100-level of higher. Remedial coursework will not be accepted.

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