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 Provisional Educator to a Lifetime Educator or renew that license, please apply for your renewal online at the ELO site.
If you completed your first license prior to Sept. 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.
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Progress Form Request Directions: DPI requires all License with Stipulations Renewals to include a signed PI 1624 LWS1 Progress Form be signed by the institution where you are earning the license(s) for which you are renewing. You will need a signed copy of this form to apply to renew your license with stipulations.
Some states may require additional assessments and/or courses prior to applying for their license. The University of Kentucky College of Education provides links to Teacher Certification By States.
Submit a completed approval request packet to UWSP via email. We are not able to process requests unless final course grades are posted, packets are complete and all requested information is filled in accurately and completely.
NOTE: If using email, we suggest whiting out any SS# listed on documentation you are submitting as it can be stolen as it is being sent.
Also, please list “Add-on Request” or the license being requested in the subject line, or include a description in the email. Simply sending a blank email with an attachment may cause it to be filtered out as junk.
If you are seeking the Reading Specialist license and are not already provisionally or lifetime certified with another administrative license, a passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test is required.
For directions on how to apply for an initial Wisconsin teaching license, follow the directions for the First License Application process.
For directions on how to apply for an additional Wisconsin teaching license, follow the directions under “Licensing Directions” under Add-On Applications, just above this FAQS section.
You should work directly with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The UWSP School of Education offers a number of add-on programs. Visit our add-on certifications to learn more.
For more information on this license option, visit our Licenses with Stipulations website to learn more.