ELO - Educator Licensing Online

****** 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. ******

The first phase of ELO went live in January 2014. For the latest updates on the Educator Licensing Online project, please visit the following webpage: ELO.


Project Overview

In May 2010, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI) won a three-year ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grant to support accountability. Specifically, a portion of the grant money allowed WDPI to procure or build an online educator licensing system due to the limitations of Wisconsin’s aging, paper-based teacher licensing system. 

Project activities have taken longer than anticipated and a one-year extension of the federal grant was requested and has been approved. 

The online education licensing system will reduce cycle time to process a license, improve data quality and provide real-time licensure data. In the current education climate where many of us are asked to do more for less, WDPI is committed to assisting educators, school districts and education preparation programs to achieve greater efficiency in their part of the licensure process.

Ultimately, the new system will significantly improve the turnaround time to issue license and provide an improved client support to all WDPI stakeholders.