IS THIS THE RIGHT APPLICATION FOR ME?
This application is for educators who:
- Hold a current speech and language pathology license with the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS);
- Do not hold a DPI speech and language pathology license;
- Want to work as a speech and language pathologist in a Wisconsin public school
How to Apply for a One-Year License with Stipulations for Speech and Language Pathology
1. Determine if you must submit fingerprints
2. Gather Documents
Scan all documentation into files (.pdf, .doc/docx, .jpg/jpeg, or .txt) that are 2MB or less in size
- Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct
- A copy of your current DSPS Speech and Language Pathology license
- Transcripts confirming a masters degree
- 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 in the three drop-down in the application screenshot below:
- Choose "1-Teacher Category"
- Choose "A-Teacher 9including 5-Year Sub) [T001]
- Choose "Teacher: Request Wisconsin School 1 Year License with Stipulations - Speech and Language Pathology "
4. Receive Email Confirmation
5. Complete Application on ELO
- Click the GO! button next to “Submit C&C and Payment to Complete Application.”
- Review your fees.
- Complete the Conduct and Competency Questionnaire (14 questions).
- Pay with a credit card or pre-paid card. For fee amounts and additional payment information please see License Application Fees.
Our processing times vary throughout the year. For current processing times see the Check Application Status page.
Speech and Language Pathologist: Continue to apply for the LWS1 with the valid DSPS license for a maximum of three LWS1’s. To be considered for a Tier II-Provisional License, the speech and language pathologist must either obtain the endorsement from an approved school speech and language pathologist program or meet the requirements under Wis. Chapter PI 34.047(4).
Please note: IDEA requires those hired to serve as special education teachers, including speech and language pathologist, to complete the full requirements for institutional endorsement from a DPI approved educator preparation program within three school years. Our office cannot issue additional Licenses with Stipulations that will allow someone to exceed this limit.
Additional documentation needed for “no progress:”
If, after the first 1-year license expires, the educator is not yet eligible for a Tier II-Provisional License, the educator or district may request renewal of the 1-year license with stipulations and verify that progress toward Tier II-Provisional License was made during the term of the 1-year license with stipulations. Specific information about what progress means for each scenario listed above is provided to these license holders in a letter (e.g. enrolling in an approved program and completed at least six semester credits towards certification or attempts at a test if that is the final remaining requirement of an approved program). If progress is not made, the employing school district can request that an exception be made. The school district must provide a letter (on school district letterhead, signed by the district administrator, in a PDF format) requesting an exception for the current school year and providing a plan that clearly demonstrates the plan of action this educator will take to obtain the requested certification by the end of the new 1-year license term.