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PI-1690 WIP Internship Request Query

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.

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  • A link to access all intern requests for your college/university will be emailed to you directly from DPI.

 

INTERNSHIP REQUESTS PAGE

This page identifies all approved Internship Requests for the current school year in ascending order with the most recent requests listed at the bottom of the list.

You are allowed to sort these approved requests using the criteria in the table.  You can view previous school year requests using the School Year drop down at the top of the table.  You can access the summary page for a specific district's Internship Request by clicking on the actual Request Number (in the left-most column).  Once you open the summary for a specific request, please review all information so you can help your students determine if they are appropriate for that placement and understand all the request entails.

IF you find an appropriate placement AND your student has been hired as an intern in that district, you then may provide the intern with the Intern Request Number and the semester of internship so they are able to apply on-line via the DPI website to obtain their intern license. Please do not give this request number to the intern until he/she has interviewed and been officially placed in that school district.

 

STUDENT INTERN APPLICATION

After you provide the Intern Request Number and semester of internship to the student they will complete their application through the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system. Application directions can be found here: https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/elo/other/interns