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Application Directions for One-Year License with Stipulations

Applications for the current school year must be submitted by June 30th. Applications for the upcoming school year are not accepted until after July 1st.

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Candidates for this application include the following;

  1. Out-of-State program: Teachers or pupil services staff prepared in another state who have not met Wisconsin testing requirements OR
  2. WI approved program: Teachers with a bachelor’s degree who have completed all coursework in a WI approved program, but who have not met all WI approved program requirements OR
  3. School district need: Individuals with a bachelor’s degree hired when a district cannot find a fully licensed educator OR

Although Speech and Language Pathologist’s are considered teachers there is a separate application please click the following link to apply for a Speech and Language Pathologist LWS1.

How to Apply for One-Year License with Stipulations

5 steps how to apply

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.
  • If you are applying under #2 WI approved program, obtain a PI-1612-T form from your approved program for the initial request, subsequent requests for renewal will require the PI-1624-LWS1 from an employing school district.
  • If you are applying under #3 school district need or have already applied via the out-of-state pathway and need an additional one-year license with stipulations, have your employing school district complete the PI-1624-LWS1 district request form.

  • Obtain transcripts verifying an earned bachelor’s degree.

  • For those seeking a renewal via an approved program, have your certification officer complete a PI-1624-PROG form

  • Additional documentation is needed if no progress was made for renewal.*

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 in the three drop-down in the application screenshots below based on the type of license you are applying for:

T001 1115

  • Choose "1-Teacher Category" in the drop-down menu
  • Choose "Request 1 Year License with Stipulations [1115]"
  • Click the “GO!” button.
  • Complete each page of the application as instructed. Review your Application Summary and edit information if necessary OR click the “SUBMIT” button to submit your application.

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.

Pupil Services

Pupil Services (School counselor, School social worker, School nurse, School psychologist)

  1. Out-of-State program: Pupil services professionals who have previously applied via the out-of-state pathway, but need additional time to meet Wisconsin testing requirements; OR
  2. WI approved program: Pupil services professionals who earned the degree required for their license (master’s degree or higher), who have completed all coursework in a WI approved program, but have not met all WI approved program requirements; OR

  3. School district need: Individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are hired when a district cannot find a fully licensed teacher; OR

  4. Pupil Services: School counselors, School social workers, School psychologists or School nurses who hold a master’s degree or are enrolled in an approved preparation program that lead to the license for their position.

How To Apply for One-Year License with Stipulations

5-step graphic

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.
  • If you are applying under #2 WI approved program, obtain a PI-1612-P form from your approved program for the initial request, subsequent requests for renewal will require the PI-1624-LWS1 from an employing school district.
  • If you are applying under #3 school district need or have already applied via the out-of-state pathway and need an additional one-year license with stipulations, have your employing school district complete the PI-1624-LWS1 district request form.
  • Obtain transcripts verifying an earned at least a bachelor’s degree and evidence of admission into an approved program or transcripts verifying a master’s degree. School psychologists must verify a master’s degree and admission into an approved program.
  • For those seeking a renewal via an approved program, have your certification officer complete a PI-1624-PROG form.
  • Additional documentation is needed if no progress was made for renewal.*

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 in the three drop-down in the application screenshots below based on the type of license you are applying for:

P001 1115

 

PROCESSING TIMES

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

Next Steps

  1. Out-of-State program: Pass the required WI tests by August 31 of the year the license expires so the department can consider you for a Provisional License (Tier II).
  2. WI approved program: Finish the requirements of your WI approved program so that your preparation program can endorse you for a license. Application directions can be found on the Application Directions for Wisconsin Program Completer webpage
  3. School district need: Enroll in an educator preparation program and complete at least 6 semester credits toward your licensure program by August 31 of the year the license expires.

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 an exception. The school district must provide a letter (on school district letterhead, signed by the district administrator, in a PDF format) with the following information: 

  1. What pathway to licensure is the educator completing to obtain full licensure needed for their assignment?
  2. What evidence has the educator provided to you that verifies they will either complete the chosen pathway to license in the coming school year or verify they can make adequate progress going forward (e.g. registrations of testing, admission letter with class schedules, etc,…)

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