The Gateways ECE Credential Levels 2-6 are for early care and education professionals who have formal college education, training, and experience with children (ages 0-8), either in the form of supervised observation or direct work experience.
If you have a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an Early Childhood Education endorsement, you may already qualify for the ECE Credential Level 5
How to Apply - New & Level Advance
Steps to Apply
- Become a Gateways Registry member.
- Download the pdf Credential Supplement Application (923 KB) .
- Enclose a $65 check for payment (make checks payable to INCCRRA) or make a payment online by logging into your Registry Dashboard. Click on My Registry and then choose the Make a Payment section.
- Mail these documents to:
1226 Towanda Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61701
To Renew your Gateways Credentials, click here.