Apply for an Educator License

Renewal applications for licenses that expires June 30,2015, will be automatically created by the ELO system in first week of January 2015.  Please do not try to apply until you see a notification at the top of your ELO Quick Start Menu saying "It's Time to Renew!"  An other application you try to submit will not be the correct one and will result in delays.

Please note that a software bug is sometimes producing confusing results on the DPI Public Search online license lookup.  If a district has a question about a particular educator’s license status, please contact Teacher Licensing at (800) 266-1027 or http://dpi.wi.gov/support/contact-educator-licensing.

Educators may apply for Wisconsin Initial Licenses and Renewal Licenses in teaching, pupil services, administrator, and other license categories using the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system. The ELO system 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 topic below.
 
***Please note: The ELO system is not compatible with the Safari Browser (MacOS or Windows) or tablets (including iPads)***

Apply for a License Renewal or Advancement 
These applications are for Educators who are renewing an existing teacher, administrator, or pupil services license using a PDP or six credits.

Request Your License be Reissued, Reactivated, or Extended 
These applications are for Educators who have special circumstances regarding the renewal of an existing teacher, administrator, or pupil services license.

Apply for an Initial License by a Wisconsin Program Completer 

Apply for Initial License by an Out-of-State Program Completer 

Apply for a Substitute or Emergency License 

Apply for a License or Permit Not Listed Above 
Includes 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, and Trade Specialist