Apply for an Educator License

Educators apply for Wisconsin Initial Licenses and Renewal Licenses in teaching, pupil services, administrator, and other license categories using the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system. ELO allows educators to provide the information, supporting materials, and payment needed for DPI to process their license applications. The system streamlines the application process and allows the applicant to manage their own licensing information, including printing a copy of their license certificate and renewing their licenses when applicable. 

We have directions for each license type to help you complete your application correctly and efficiently. Click on a section below.

Renewal

Renewal

Applications for Educators to renew an existing teacher, administrator, or pupil services license using a PDP or six credits or to advance an Initial Educator License to the Professional Educator level.

Reissue, Reactivate, or Extend

Reissue, Reactivate, or Extend

Applications for Educators with special circumstances regarding the renewal of an existing teacher, administrator, or pupil services license 

Initial Wisconsin

Initial - WI

Apply for a license based on completing a Wisconsin educator prep program.

Apply for a license based on completing an educator prep program in another state.

Substitute or Emergency

Substitute or Emergency

Apply for a substitute or emergency license as a teacher, administrator, or pupil services professional

Other

Other

  • Initial Master Educator
  • License via National Board
  • Adding a Related Teacher LIcense Based on a Content Test
  • Wisconsin DPI License Based on Equivalency (LBE)
  • Teacher Intern
  • Special Education Program Aide
  • Occupational or Physical Therapist/Therapy Assistant
  • Drivers Ed
  • Indian Language/
    History/Culture
  • Orientation & Mobility
  • Audiology
  • Charter School
  • Conversion of Professional Teacher License to PI 34 Developmental Levels
  • Professional Teaching Permit
  • Trade Specialist