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.

AlabamaKansasNew HampshireSouth Dakota
ArizonaKentuckyNew JerseyTennessee
ArkansasLouisianaNew MexicoTexas
CaliforniaMaineNew YorkUtah
ColoradoMarylandNorth CarolinaVermont
ConnecticutMassachusettsNorth DakotaVirginia
FloridaMississippiOklahomaWest Virginia
IdahoNebraskaRhode Island
IndianaNevadaSouth Carolina