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Leading Forward: Licensing

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WI has a highly flexible system with various pathways to licensure that result in more licensed educators. Our goal is to continue to work with partners to advance licensing options.

Leading Forward: WI Education
Workforce Initiative

Licensing Quick Resources

Still need assistance?

  • use our licensing online helpdesk.  We typically respond to questions in 24 to 48 hours.
  • call us at (800) 266-1027.  Voicemails are typically responded to in 48 to 72 hours.
  • You may arrange for a virtual (Microsoft Teams) appointment with our licensing team.  Individual service is by virtual appointment only.  Virtual appointments may be scheduled 24 hours to one week in advance and are based on availability.

DPI’s Educator Licensing Online Portal (ELO)

Educator licensing online

Educator Licensing Online (ELO) is DPI’s online educator licensing portal. Use this portal to apply for, check status, renew, print, and pay for your Wisconsin teaching license.

Submit questions and comments about this information to the Licensing Online Help desk.