Illinois Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Illinois offers the opportunity for teachers from out-of-state to qualify for Illinois teaching certification through reciprocity agreements. You will need to have completed an approved teacher education program and/or currently hold a valid teaching certification from another state at the time of your application for Illinois licensure. For more information about the process of becoming certified as an out-of-state teacher, explore the Illinois State Board of Education's website, or call 866-262-6663.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Illinois.

Alabama Kansas New Hampshire South Dakota
Arizona Kentucky New Jersey Tennessee
Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Texas
California Maine New York Utah
Colorado Maryland North Carolina Vermont
Connecticut Massachusetts North Dakota Virginia
Delaware Michigan Ohio Washington
Florida Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Georgia Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Hawaii Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming
Idaho Nebraska Rhode Island  
Indiana Nevada South Carolina