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ELO Application Directions for License Based on Reciprocity

IS THIS THE RIGHT APPLICATION FOR ME?

This application is for teachers or administrators who already hold a license from another state and have at least one year of regular employment working in a school under that license. These educators have not completed the Wisconsin requirements of the Out-of-State pathway.

The License Based on Reciprocity pathway provides a three-year teacher or administrator license.

How to Apply 

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

3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO) with your WAMS ID

  • Within ELO, make sure you have answered the three onboarding questions.
  • Select “Out of State Program [1025]” application under “Apply for a new license” on the Quick Start Menu, and click on “Go”

  • 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.

  • Choose either "1-Teacher" or "2-Administrator" category
  • Choose either "A-Teacher [T001]" or A-Administrator [A001]"
  • Choose either "Teacher [1025]"or "Administrator [1025]" Request Wisconsin License Based on Out of State Reciprocity 
  • 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.

PROCESSING TIMES

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

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