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ELO Application Tips for Wisconsin DPI LBE Candidates

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TIPS for License Based on Equivalency applicants in the Wisconsin DPI LBE Pathway

 Be prepared BEFORE you login …

  • Determine which email you will use to create a WAMS account (required to access ELO) and to use within ELO. With this email, you may also receive periodic communications from the DPI. If you do not have an email account, you will need to create one to proceed.
  • Determine whether you need to get fingerprinted.  For more info, see
  • Preview the Conduct and Competency questions you will be answering in ELO at:

IF there is some type of misconduct that needs to be reported, prepare and attach a written explanation of what happened. You must also provide complete electronic (scanned) copies of documents associated with the matter that can corroborate / illuminate your explanation of the incident. These may include the criminal complaint, judgment of conviction, police reports, disciplinary letters/findings, correspondence, etc., as applicable.  (Note: Court history information printed from the CCAP web site is NOT sufficient.)

  • Read the entire handbook for the Wisconsin DPI LBE pathway, found at, and follow the directions carefully.
  • Prepare all required documents to be uploaded during the ELO application process. Please follow the DPI LBE Handbook closely, as it provides step-by-step instructions.
  • Have your credit card ready.  If you do not already have a credit card, you should purchase a pre-paid credit card at a local convenience store.

For complete information about the DPI LBE Program, please see