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DPI is currently receiving a high volume of contacts for assistance.  The three most commonly asked questions and their answers are below:

Help with WAMS IDs

Before you can submit an application to DPI, you must register for a Web Access Management Systems (WAMS) user ID.

How to set up a WAMS account

Already have one or more WAMS accounts?

How to start your WAMS account recovery:

Perform a WAMS account recovery for all emails you have. Enter your email address but do NOT enter your User ID to start your WAMS account recovery. Once in the account recovery process you will be prompted to change your password. After you change your password you will be told in parentheses what your correct User ID is. Please make note of that before you terminate the account recovery session. Once you have recovered all WAMS accounts you have, login to ELO with each of your accounts individually. If you can see your licenses, you are logging in with the correct WAMS account. If you are taken through the Onboarding process again, you are not using the correct WAMS account and should try another account.

If you encounter errors in the WAMS account recovery process, please contact WAMS directly.  DPI is unable to help with WAMS recovery because the system is used by many state agencies and is run by the Department of Administration:

Revalidating Life or Lifetime License

Educators, whose Life or Lifetime license was invalidated in July, have until December 31 to revalidate their license. Upon approval of the $45 Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900] application, the Lifetime license will be revalidated just as if the educator completed the application before June 30. Educators will have until December 31 to complete this application for their license to be revalidated.

Background Checks

DPI is required by law to conduct a background check on each applicant for a Wisconsin educator license regardless of whether it is an initial request or a renewal request.

All educators are required to complete a background check to maintain or revalidate a life or lifetime license. There are directions for how to complete the $45 Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900].

To find the year in which your most recent background check was submitted, search License Lookup using your name or entity number and check see the “Last Background Check Submitted” field.

The following forms will be used to support an application in the online licensing system, ELO. To help with the online application process, please download and complete the forms prior to starting your application process in ELO. Completed forms must be scanned and made available for upload as attachment when applying in ELO.

Form Number and Name Applications

Institutional Endorsement and Assurances:

PI-1612-T for Teachers

PI-1612-AD for Administrators

PI-1612-P for Pupil Services Professionals

PI-1612-OM for Orientation and Mobility Specialists

PI-1612-INT for Educational Interpreters

PI-1612-AUD for School Audiologists

  • Mandatory for non-WI program completers who are applying for Teacher, Administrator, and Pupil Services licenses.
  • This form must be completed by an official at college or university where the educator preparation program was completed.
  • In case of multiple educator preparation programs, the applicant must complete and submit multiple forms. 

 

 

PI-1613: Employment Verification

In case of multiple employers, the applicant may submit multiple forms. 

  • Mandatory for all applications for an Administrator license or 1-year Board Requested Administrator license.
  • Optional but requested from non-WI program completers who are applying for Teacher, Administrator or Pupil Services licenses. 
  • This form must be completed by the employer. 


PI-1633: Substitute Teacher Training Verification Form

  • Optional method for applicants who are applying for short-term substitute license to prove they've completed the required substitute training. 
    This form must be completed by employing school district. 


PI-1622-Aide: District Request for Special Educator Aide License

  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for special education aide license. 
    This form must be completed by employing school district. 


PI-1622-Admin: District Request for One-year Administrator license

  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for School Board requested one-year administrator license.
  • This form must be completed by a school board member. 
PI-1623 Experience-Based Technical/Vocational Education License
  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for an experience-based license in Technical/Vocational Education.
  • This form must be completed by employing school district. 
PI-1624-LWS1 District Request for One-year License with Stipulations
  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for a One-year License with Stipulations.
  • This form must be completed by employing school district.
PI-1624-LWS3 District Request for Three-year License with Stipulations
  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for a Three-year License with Stipulations.
  • This form must be completed by employing school district.
PI-1624-Guest District Request for Guest Teacher License
  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for a Guest Teacher License.
PI-1618 Verification of Successful Completion of Curriculum for Experience-Based Licensure for Technical Education and Vocational Subjects
  • Mandatory for applicants who are applying for a Professional Experience-Based Technical and Vocational Subject license.
  • This form must be completed by employing school district.