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Effective July 1, 2007 for reinstatement of an Illinois EarIy Intervention Credential:

If an Illinois Early Intervention Credential lapses or is terminated providers must complete the criminal background check, child abuse/neglect tracking system, and Illinois Sex Offender checks according to the defined Department processes in addition to the requirements detailed below. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact Provider Connections.

Reinstating Lapsed Credentials:

Providers who do not meet credentialing reapplications requirements (ongoing professional development and continuing professional education) and/or allow their credential to lapse may re-apply for a new credential if the credential has lapsed for one year or less by using the applications below.

In order to re-activate a lapsed credential, the provider must submit the credential and CBO enrollment application (not applicable for assistants) and include:

  1. The original continuing professional development requirements (30 EI approved hours)


  2. documentation of ongoing professional development meetings


  3. a plan to participate in ongoing professional development. This plan must be more than the signed form that is part of the application, and should identify, at a minimum, the name of the credential provider(s) with which the applicant will meet. The provider will be given a monitored status for one year at which time they would have to provide documentation to prove that they are in compliance with the ongoing professional development requirement.

If the credential has lapsed for more than one year the provider must re-apply by submitting the credential and CBO enrollment applications (not applicable for assistants) and:

  1. Meet any new educational, experiential, and/or training requirements for the credential that they are applying, and
  2. Attend any required systems-based trainings within the time-frame designated by the Department of Human Services.

Reinstating Inactivated credentials:

Providers whose credentials have been inactivated for one of the following reasons may re-activate the credential by doing the following:

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