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Para Test Exemption!
Para Test Exemption!
Dee Williams
Friday, May 01, 2020

Exemptions are provided to aspiring paraprofessionals who hold a high school diploma and
 seek to obtain paraprofessional licensure. 
Individuals who hold a high school diploma will be eligible for a short-term approval
endorsed for a paraprofessional educator (ELS-PARA). Before the validity period of this
approval expires, the educator must pass the paraprofessional competency test and apply
for the ELS-PARA. Doing so will allow the educator to receive the Educator License with
Stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessional which is required to continue to work as a
paraprofessional. Educators can apply for the approval in their ELIS accounts. The short-term
approval is not renewable and requires a $50 application fee.
This would apply only to aspiring paraprofessionals who hold a high school diploma and do
not meet licensure requirements otherwise.

Contact dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us for more information!