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License with Stipulations

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.
 

The License with Stipulations was first made available on 06/17/2017, and it replaces the emergency licenses and permits.  Anyone who was issued a license with statutory stipulations before 06/17/2017, a different kind of license, please see the Statutory License Stipulations webpage for information about removing your stipulations.  Educators can apply for a One-Year License with Stipulations or a Three-Year License with Stipulations. 

 

Eligibility Requirements for One-Year License with Stipulations

The eligibility requirements for the One-Year License with Stipulations are as follows:

  • educators from another state who have not met Wisconsin testing requirements OR
  • Speech and Language Pathologists who hold a valid license from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) OR
  • if a district cannot find a fully licensed educator they may request a One-Year License with Stipulations for an individual with a bachelor's degree

Application Process for One-Year License with Stipulations

To apply for the One-Year License with Stipulations as an educator from another state who has not met Wisconsin's testing requirements follow the Initial License for Out-of-State Program Completers application directions in the category (Teacher/Administrator/Pupil Services) of your license.

To apply for the One-Year License with Stipulations as a Speech and Language Pathologist follow the Application Directions for One-Year License with Stipulations for Speech and Language Pathology.

To apply for the One-Year License with Stipulations as an individual with a bachelor's degree follow the Application Directions for One-Year License with Stipulations.

Eligibility Requirements for Three-Year Non-renewable License with Stipulations

The eligibility requirements for the Three-Year Non-renewable License with Stipulations are as follows:

  • the teacher must have at least one year of experience in the district requesting the license
  • the district wants to assign the teacher to a new subject and/or developmental level
  • the district provides appropriate professional development and supervision for teacher to become proficient in the license program content guidelines for the license area

Application Process for Three-Year Non-renewable License with Stipulations

To apply for the Three-Year Non-renewable License with Stipulations as an experienced educator enrolled in a district-sponsored pathway follow the Application Directions for Three-Year License with Stipulations.

How to Obtain the Renewable License

Responsibilities under the Three-Year Non-renewable License with Stipulations district-sponsored pathway:

TEACHER: Become proficient in the content guidelines for the new license area. Collect artifacts/assessments demonstrating proficiency in the new content guidelines. At the conclusion of three years, submit a portfolio of the evidence to a DPI-approved EPP or the DPI, itself, for review.

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS: Partner with districts in their efforts to provide professional development in the content guidelines for the new license area. At the conclusion of three years, review teachers' portfolios to ensure that they are proficient in the content guidelines. If the teacher demonstrates proficiency, endorse the teacher for the new license.

DPI: Provide technical assistance to district that request it. (The DPI does not review nor approve districts' professional development plans in the content guidelines for the new license area.) At the conclusion of three years, review teachers' portfolios to ensure that they are proficient in the new content guidelines. If the teacher demonstrate proficiency, endorse the teacher and issue the license.