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Application Directions for Portfolio Submission for Three-Year District-Sponsored License with Stipulations

To be eligible for a regular license after completing the three-year, district-sponsored license with stipulations (LWS3), a teacher must:

If you are working toward licensure as a Library Media Specialists, Math, or Computer Science Teacher please visit the link above.

For further information on the portfolio please view the LWS3 handbook

How to Apply for Three-Year District Sponsored License with Stipulations 

5-step graphic

1. Determine if you must submit fingerprints

2. Gather Documents


  • Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct
  • Scan/save each artifact and its accompanying description, as well as the Administrator Recommendation form, into a PDF file. PDF files can be no larger than 2MB. You should have 8-13 PDF files to upload. 
  • Upload each of your PDF files independently as part of the application. Additionally you must mail a USB drive as instructed below
  • Mail a USB drive with all of your PDF files to:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing
LWS3 Portfolio
125 S. Webster Street, Third Floor
Madison, WI 53703


3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

  • Within ELO, make sure you have answered the three onboarding questions.
  • Find the APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE section of the Quick Start Menu. Select the same choices that are shown in the three drop-down in the application screenshot below:

T001 8300

  • Choose "1-Teacher Category"
  • Choose "A-Teacher (including 5-Year Sub) [T001]
  • Choose "Teacher: Request 3 Year, Non-Renewable, License with Stipulations [8300]"

4. Receive Email Confirmation


5. Complete Application in ELO


Our processing times vary throughout the year. For current processing times see the Check Application Status page.


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