Educator Licensing Online - ELO

Note: Our e-payment vendor has notified us that users will not be able to make payments between 11:30pm on May 3rd and 5:00am on May 4th.  The ELO system is unavailable on Wednesday evenings between 10:00 pm and midnight so that scheduled maintenance can be performed.

 

Important general instructions:

  • Carefully following the application tips documents posted below will save you time and help prevent errors that may delay the processing of your application.
  • All applicants must create an ELO account, which is powered by WAMS (Wisconsin Access Management System).
    • Guide to creating a WAMS ID
    • It is recommended that applicants use a personal email address when creating an ELO account. This email address must be available and accessible by the applicants as it will be the primary communication method from the licensing system.  Using a personal email address will make it easier for us to communicate with you and for you to recover your password if your employment changes.  Also, it has been reported that some messages from the ELO system have gotten stuck in districts' spam filters.
    • Please follow the instructions on the screen when setting up a WAMS account. There are links to WAMS Help page, WAMS FAQ page, and for assistance in setting up WAMS account, you may send an email to Help Wisconsin Support.
  • IMPORTANT: If you have been previously licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, you must use the ELO Onboarding questions to confirm you have been licensed by entering your last name (when you were last licensed), your SSN, and your date of birth.  This will allow the system to locate your previous license and match it up with your new application
  • All required documents must be available to be uploaded as attachments.
    • Each attachment must be less than 2MB in size.
    • Please make sure all documents that are required in the application are available and accessible to be uploaded as attachments. You may need to scan some of the documents and have them readily available.
  • All applications must be paid using a credit card (Visa, Master, or Discover) or a debit card bearing Visa, Master or Discover. If you do not have a credit card, you can purchase a prepaid card to use in ELO. 

 

First Phase Application Availability

 

Date Available

Application Type

Application Tips

Status

 

 

January 15, 2014

 

First-time request for a teacher or administrator license

First-time teachers in-state 
 

First-time teachers out-of-state 

First-time administrators in-state

First-time administrators out-of-state

 

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

January 24, 2014 Wisconsin DPI License Based on Equivalency applications DPI LBE applicants

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

January 24, 2014 Requests for Intern License Teacher Intern

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

 

January 24, 2014

 

First-time request for a pupil services License

First-time pupil services in-state

 

First-time pupil services out-of-state

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

January 28, 2014

First-time request for a Special Education Program Aide License

First-time special education program aide

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

 

January 28, 2014

First-time request for District-requested Short-term (3 Year) Substitute Permit

First-time three-year substitute permit

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

 

February 5, 2014

First-time request for an Emergency License or Emergency Permit for Teaching First-time emergency license or permit 

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

March 14, 2014 First-time request for Occupational or Physical Therapist/Therapy Assistant License First-time OT/PT/OTA/PTA license

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

March 27, 2014 First-time request for a Master Educator License for educators via the Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process (WMEAP)

 

 

WMEAP

 

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

 

Expected Second Phase Application Availability

 

Date Available

Application Type

Application Tips

Status

March 31, 2014

Renewals (5-year) for teachers, administrators, and pupil services

5-year Renewal

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

March 31, 2014

Renewals for 5-year

Substitute Licenses for teachers, administrators and pupil services

5-year Substitute Renewal

 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

April 11, 2014 Advancing from Initial Educator to Professional Educator License for teachers, administrators, and pupil services Advancing from Initial to Professional License

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

April 11, 2014 First-time request for School Board-requested One-Year Admnistrator License One-year administrator

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

April 11, 2014 First-time request for an Emergency License or Emergency Permit for Pupil Services First-time emergency license or permit 

OPEN

 

Click to Apply

April 2014 Renewals for Special Education Program Aide Special Education Program Aide Renewal  
April 2014 Renewals for District-requested Short-term (3 Year) Substitute Permit Three-year substitute permit renewal  
April 2014 Renewals for Emergency License or Emergency Permit Emergency license or permit renewal  

April 2014

First-time request for 5-year Substitute Licenses for teachers, administrators and pupil services

First-time substitute WI ed prep program

 

First-time substitute non-WI ed prep program

 

May 2014

Request upgrade of 1-year Professional Educator license to 5-year License

   
May 2014 Request  to return to active Professional Educator or Substitute License    
May 2014 Request to reissue 5-year Initial Educator License    
May 2014 Request for one-year (extension) nonrenewable Initial or Professional Educator License    

 

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For questions about this information, contact elo.help@dpi.wi.gov (608)