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ELO First-time Application and Renewal Directions for Orientation & Mobility License

Directions for first-time orientation & mobility applicants

Renewing an orientation and mobility license

Obtaining an Orientation and Mobility License

To issue an Orientation and Mobility license for the first time, the department must review the applicant's application and transcripts to determine eligibility.

An applicant is eligible for a regular license if they have completed all of the following:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all of the following concepts:
    1. Child or adolescent psychology;
    2. Measurement and evaluation;
    3. Psychology of education or educational psychology;
    4. Curriculum and methods of instruction; and

2. Completed an Orientation and Mobility program approved by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Directions for first-time orientation & mobility applicants

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.
  • Find the Start a New Transaction for a New License section of the Quick Start Menu. Select the same choices in the three drop-downs in the application screenshot below:

O060 - 1020

  • Choose "4-Other Category"
  • Choose "H-Orientation & Mobility License [O060]"
  • Choose "Request Orientation & Mobility License [1020]"
  • 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.

Renewing an Orientation and Mobility License

The PI 34 chapter regarding Orientation and Mobility licenses can be found under subchapter 10, Related Services Areas and Other Licenses, PI 34.089. An Orientation and Mobility license may be renewed if the licensee meets one of the following requirements:

  1. Obtain or maintain certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
  2. Completion of six semester credits from an accredited institution of higher education.

Note: Orientation and Mobility licenses were not included in the Lifetime licenses that were created in the 2017-2019 state budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59).

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

  • Go to the "Manage your license information" section and choose the "Request License Action [6090]" transaction from the drop-down menu next to your current license.

  • 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.

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.