Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) records are located at, and issued by, the Regional Offices of Education. To request a copy of your HSE transcript or Certificate, or to request a verification of a candidate’s records for educational or employment screening, you must determine the correct Regional Office of Education to contact.

  • If the test was completed before January 1, 2014 (and was not taken on computer), contact the ROE* for the county where the test was taken.
  • If the test was completed after December 31, 2013 (or was taken on computer in 2012/2013), contact the ROE* for the county of residence at the time of test completion.
  • If your county is Cook County (including Chicago), or you tested through the Illinois Department of Corrections after December 31, 2013, contact the Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office.


To find the contact information for your Regional Office of Education,
please use our
ROE Locator Tool.

When using this tool, you may search by your city or by your county to find the contact information for your Regional Office of Education.

Alternatively, you may download this listing of the Regional Offices of Education and the counties they serve to obtain contact information for the appropriate office: Illinois ROE-County Directory

*The Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office acts as the HSE custodian of record for Cook County.

Fees for the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and Illinois High School Equivalency Official Transcripts are set by the Illinois Community College Board, as pursuant to the Illinois School Code. Each copy of the Illinois HSE Certificate has a cost of $10. Each copy of the Illinois HSE Official Transcript has a cost of $10. Your Regional Office of Education collects these fees when you pick up your records or order copies to be mailed to you. Please contact your Regional Office of Education for more information on the payment types they accept.


Constitution Test Requirement

For information on the requirement, please visit the below link.

U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test

Illinois HSE Administrator’s Office Contact Information
Telephone: 217-558-5668
Fax: 217-558-6700