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Obtaining an Orientation and Mobility License

To issue an Orientation and Mobility license for the first time, the department must review the applicant's application and transcripts to determine eligibility.  Follow the ELO First-time Application Tips for Orientation & Mobility License to apply for an Orientation and Mobility license.

An applicant is eligible for a regular license if they have completed all of the following:

1) Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all of the following concepts:

  • Child or adolescent psychology;
  • Measurement and evaluation;
  • Psychology of education or educational psychology;
  • Curriculum and methods of instruction.


2) Completed an Orientation and Mobility program approved by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. 


Renewing an Orientation and Mobility License

The PI 34 chapter regarding Orientation and Mobility licenses can be found under subchapter 10, Related Services Areas and Other Licenses, PI 34.089.  An Orientation and Mobility license may be renewed if the licensee meets one of the following requirements:

  • Obtain or maintain certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
  • Completion of six semester credits from an accredited institution of higher education.

Note:  Orientation and Mobility licenses were not included in the Lifetime licenses that were created in the 2017-2019 state budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59).

For questions about this information contact TEPDL.

Follow the ELO Application Tips for Renewing Other Licenses to apply to renew an Orientation and Mobility license.