First License Application FAQ


Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

The Educator Licensing Online system is an online Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction portal where qualified candidates apply for their Wisconsin teaching license. Students who completed an approved teacher licensing program and are applying for their first teaching license for the first time will need their school to upload their approved licenses to the portal prior to applying for their license .
NOTE: If you have already applied for your license once, and need to either advance from an Initial Educator to a Professional Educator or renew that license, please apply for your renewal online at the ELO site.

Online Licensing Process for First Time Applicants

If you completed your first teaching license program Fall 2013 or later, you have received, or in the case of current student teachers will receive, directions to apply for your license at the final student teaching seminar. These directions include the pre-application process (things you can do right away, including receiving a Verification of Completion Form) and the application process (things you can do once you receive our email telling you that we have uploaded your information to DPI's website). If you completed your program between Fall 2013 and now, you have already been uploaded and can proceed with your license application.
 
If you completed your first license between September 1, 2004 and Summer 2013, you will need to send the Add-on License Request Form to the Office of Field Experiences with a note stating that you completed our program prior to Fall 2013 but never applied for your license. We understand this is your first license, but this form serves us for first-time license people prior to Fall 2013 as well as add-on license requests. You will also need to follow the directions to apply for your license. These include the pre-application process (things you can do now, including receiving a Verification of Completion Form) and the application process (things you can do once you receive our email telling you that we have uploaded your information to DPI's website).
  • We are working on updating the form to make it easier to submit. For now we ask that you complete the form, print, scan, and save as a PDF so that it can be attached if you choose to send everything via email. Please make sure to fill out the form completely.
  • Please read the "NOTE" below regarding the "New requirement for applicants who complete their online license application after January 30, 2014." If you are seeking a license in a field that now requires the Foundation of Reading Test for Wisconsin, you will need to include your score report along with the "Add-on License Request Form."

If you completed your first license prior to September 1, 2004, but are just now applying for that Wisconsin license for the first time, you will need a paper 1612 form completed and signed by UWSP that you will then upload into the Department of Public Instruction's Educator Licensing Online (ELO) when applying. This 1612 form is available for download from DPI's ELO web page (Supplementary Forms).

You will need UWSP to sign the form and return it to you and then you will upload it to DPI's ELO system.

  • Please read the "NOTE" below regarding the "New requirement for applicants who complete their online license application after January 30, 2014." If you are seeking a license in a field that now requires the Foundation of Reading Test for Wisconsin, you will need to include your score report along with the Form 1612 mentioned above.

Office of Field Experiences:
Fax - 715-346-2549
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field.experiences@uwsp.edu
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Office of Field Experiences
CPS Building
UWSP
Stevens Point, WI 54481

 

NOTE: NEW REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETE THEIR ONLINE LICENSE APPLICATION AFTER JANUARY 30, 2014

If you are applying for a license in any one of the following areas, a passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin will be required if you do not have your license fully applied for by January 30, 2014, per state law, regardless of when you completed the program. This will require you to submit appropriate paperwork to our office, our upload approval to DPI's website and you completing the application process in its entirety and pay the application fee by the deadline. It can take up to 2-3 weeks for UWSP to process a license request.
  • Early Childhood - Regular Education (70-777) (UWSP ECE Major)
  • Early Childhood - Special Education (70-809) (UWSP ECSE Minor)
  • Early Childhood - Middle Childhood (71-777)
  • Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence (72-777) (UWSP Elementary Education Major)
  • Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Cross Categorical (72-801) (UWSP Special Education Major and CD, LD and EBD minors)
  • Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Specific Learning Disabilities (72-811) (UWSP LD minor)
  • Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (72-830) (UWSP EBD minor)
  • Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Cognitive Disabilities (72-810) (UWSP CD Minor)
  • Early Adolescence - Adolescence Cross Categorical (73-801) ) (UWSP Special Education Major and CD, LD and EBD minors)
  • Early Adolescence - Adolescence Specific Learning Disabilities (73-811) (UWSP LD minor)
  • Early Adolescence - Adolescence Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (73-830) (UWSP EBD minor)
  • Early Adolescence - Adolescence Cognitive Disabilities (73-810) (UWSP CD minor)
  • Reading Teacher (316)
  • Reading Specialist (17)
 
 

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