Parapro Testing and Information
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When do you have to take the test to be a Paraprofessional (teacher's aide)?

  • You are at least 20 years old, AND
  • Have a high school diploma or GED, AND
  • Do not have an Associate degree and have completed less than 60 college credit hours.

**If you have 60 or more hours of college credit you do not need the test but must complete everything else to obtain your IL license.


Registration and Cost:

  • Online with credit card = $80.12 (includes EventBrite processing fees)
  • No spot will be reserved without payment at the time of registration.
  • No refunds will be given. If you must cancel or if you are a no show, you will be allowed to reschedule one (1) time without having to repay. 


Testing Schedule - Wednesdays

  • Testing takes place on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  Typically we offer two seats per test session (one morning session and one afternoon session).
  • If the link shows there are no tickets (seats) available, you may go back and select another date.
  • Click a link below to register and pay ($80.12) 


On your test date please bring the following items:

  • your unexpired drivers license or official state identification,
  • your high school diploma or transcript
  • a credit or debit card to pay the $100.00 (+ convenience fee) for the paraprofessional license 


Pre-Test Resources:


Reserve your Seat for Testing by Purchasing a Ticket (Click Date and Time):

June 28, 9:00-11:30

June 28, 12:30-3:00  (FULL) 

       July 05, 9:00-11:30 

July 05, 12:30-3:00      

July 12, 9:00-11:30

July 12, 12:30-3:00

July 19, 9:00-11:30

July 19, 12:30-3:00

July 26, 9:00-11:30

July 26, 12:30-3:00


Applying for a License After You Pass the Test:

  • Applying for the license requires a credit or debit card, and will cost $100, as well as a credit card processing fee. The application and fee are processed through the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS website.
  • Registering the license once it is issued will cost an additional $50 (plus credit card processing fee) through the same ISBE website.