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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...

Does 2019-2020 Second Semester Experience Count Toward a Lifetime License?

State statute requires that an educator complete six semesters of successful teaching, administrative, or pupil services experience in order to...

Speech Language Pathology - DSPS License to Provisional License

We have recently clarified the pathway for how an individual with a speech pathologist license from the Department of Safety and Professional...

Lifetime License Invalidation Process Changes

On 12/31/2019, educators who did not complete the requirement to submit a background check this year had their Life or Lifetime licenses invalidated...