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Application for WMEAP

DPI is currently receiving a high volume of contacts for assistance.  The four most common topics of discussion are:



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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:

In order to apply for and participate in the WMEAP process, interested candidates must:

  1. Meet eligibility requirements.
  2. Apply for the license using the Educator Licensing Online system by March 31st.
  3. Based on approved application, develop and complete 4 portfolio entries over 1-2 years during the WMEAP process.
  4. Submit portfolio for assessments.
  5. For details of the initial application process, please refer to the WMEAP Tip Sheet.

All timelines for WMEAP application are strictly enforced. Late, incomplete, or ineligible applications will be disqualified.

All applications for WMEAP are reviewed by a team of DPI-trained assessors for approval or denial. Follow the guidelines and examples in the relevant guidebook closely to help ensure a complete and strong application.

The list of Master Educators in Wisconsin who are available for consultation is available in Appendix C.

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