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New Licensing Login Process

Educator Licensing Online (ELO) is back up up after the scheduled maintenance.  The new ELO login system is active, and here is a screen shot of the ...

Timeline for Updated Licensing Login Process

The Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system will be down for the login change starting at 7 AM on Wednesday, November 25th (11/25/2020). You will not...

Updated Licensing Login Process

Based on feedback from users, we have made the decision to no longer use Wisconsin Access Management System (WAMS) logins for the Educator Licensing...

ELO Scheduled Maintenance

The Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system will be down for mandatory, scheduled maintenance starting at 3 PM on Wednesday, August 5th (8/5/2020)....

Background Check Maintenance Window

Educators with a Life or Lifetime license who have not completed the required Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900] application by 11:...

ELO Year End Scheduled Maintenance

The Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system will be down for year-end, scheduled maintenance starting at 11 PM on Tuesday, June 30th (6/30/2020) and...

Life/Lifetime Background Check Application Deadline 2020

Who - For educators who need to complete a background check with DPI during the 2020 year, you must have an application completed by 11:59 PM on June...

Renewals of One-year Licenses with Stipulations for Teachers and Pupil Services Professionals

We have received many questions from both educators and school districts regarding the renewal of the 1-year licenses with stipulations. Our office...

Fingerprints COVID-19

Due to Wisconsin's COVID-19 public health emergency we will be extending the deadline to complete fingerprints for the time being. We will be...


The Governor has suspended the edTPA requirement due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This suspension remains in effect as long as the health...