Directions for First-time Applications by Administrators Prepared in Wisconsin

****** We have experienced an overwhelming volume of phone calls and email these past few weeks seeking assistance with ELO and licensing. We will continue to work with educators who had reached out for assistance or started an application online prior to June 30th to be able to assist with technical issues that prevented application completion.  Applications from these educators who made a good faith effort to apply will be considered as having been made timely. ******

TIPS for first-time administrator* applicants who completed a program in Wisconsin

IF there is some type of misconduct that needs to be reported, prepare and attach a written explanation of what happenedYou must also provide complete electronic (scanned) copies of documents associated with the matter that can corroborate / illuminate your explanation of the incident. These may include the criminal complaint, judgment of conviction, police reports, disciplinary letters/findings, correspondence, etc., as applicable.  (Note: Court history information printed from the CCAP web site is NOT sufficient.)

  • Prepare all required documents by scanning them into a PDF file no larger than 2MB and saved in a place from which you can upload them during the ELO application process:
  1. PI-1613 Work Experience form  to confirm at least three years of teaching or pupil services experience at the PK-12 level;
  2. PI-1612 Institutional Endorsement and Assurances form(s)  to confirm eligibility for a teaching or pupil services license (ONLY required if you do not already hold a teacher or pupil services license in Wisconsin).
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (ONLY required if you do not already hold a teacher or pupil services license in Wisconsin).
  4. Test score report(s) may be required to determine eligibility for a Wisconsin teaching or pupil services license (if you do not already hold such a license in Wisconsin).

    Note: After January 30, 2014, Reading Specialist applicants MUST include evidence verifying successful completion of the WI Foundations of Reading Test (for more information, see our testing requirements web page)
  • Have your credit card ready.  If you do not already have a credit card, you should purchase a pre-paid credit card at a convenience store.



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*Administrator includes Principal, District Administrator/Superintendent, Director of Instruction, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, School Business Administrator, Reading Specialist, Instructional Library Media Supervisor, and Instructional Technology Coordinator