The Illinois Department of Human Services has implemented minimum qualification standards for each EI Credential to ensure the highest quality of services are provided to infants and toddlers in Illinois. Minimum qualification standards, including licensing, degree, education, and/or certification requirements, are available below.
To provide services, either independently or with an agency, the applicant must first qualify, be issued an EI Credential for the profession for which they wish to be credentialed, and complete the CBO Enrollment Application (if applicable).
Note: The EI Credential is directly linked to billing for services. Unless an individual intends to provide and bill for services in the Illinois EI System, there is no need to hold the EI Credential. If an individual does get credentialed and enrolled to provide services but does not receive authorizations or bill for more than 12 consecutive months, the provider is subject to being inactivated from the EI Provider System.