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Special Education Program Aide License

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.
 

Any person employed by a Wisconsin public school as a special education program aide must hold a Special Education Program Aide License issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) or another valid and current DPI license or permit.  Special Education Program Aide licenses are valid for five years.

Note that the DPI does not license regular education classroom aides or paraprofessionals. Educators who hold a valid and current DPI license or permit may work as a special education program aide under their DPI license. The valid DPI license or permit is acceptable for state categorical aide reimbursement for districts.

License Application Requirements

To apply for a Special Education Program Aide license:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Application must be requested by employing school district administrator.

License Renewal Requirements

To renew a Special Education Program Aide license:

  • Renewal application must be requested by employing school district administrator.

Application Process

To apply and renew: ELO System.

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