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ELO Application Directions for One-Year Administrator License Extension

Application Requirements:

  • This license must be requested by the employing school board and is valid for 1 year.
  • The applicant must have been admitted to an approved program for a license for the administrative position.
  • Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold a Wisconsin teaching or pupil services license (except for school business administrator and program coordinator)
  • Applicants must have six semesters of teaching experience or six semesters experience as a school psychologist, counselor, or social worker that includes at least 540 hours of successful classroom teaching experience.
  • Applicants who apply for a superintendent position must have a master’s degree or equivalent.

How to Apply 

5-step graphic

1. Determine if you must submit fingerprints

2. Gather Documents

Scan all documentation into files (.pdf, .doc/docx, .jpg/jpeg, or .txt) that are 2MB or less in size

  • New PI-1622-Admin One-Year Admin School Board Request form
  • Signed and updated, approved program plan from an educator preparation program that confirms the anticipated completion date. The plan must also be approved by the employing school board.

3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

  • Within ELO, make sure you have answered the three onboarding questions.
  • Find the MANAGING YOUR EXISTING LICENSES section of the Quick Start Menu. Select the same choices in the drop-down menu in the application screenshot below:


  • Choose "Administrator: Board Requested One-Year Extension [1315]"
  • Click the “GO!” button.
  • Complete each page of the application as instructed. Review your Application Summary and edit information if necessary OR click the “SUBMIT” button to submit your application.

4. Receive Email Confirmation


5. Complete Application on ELO

  • Click the GO! button next to “Submit C&C and Payment to Complete Application.”
  • Review your fees.
  • Complete the Conduct and Competency Questionnaire (14 questions).
  • Pay with a credit card or pre-paid card. For fee amounts and additional payment information please see License Application Fees.


Our processing times vary throughout the year. For current processing times see the Check Application Status webpage.

This license may be renewed/extended one time for a total of two years. 

Submit questions and comments about this information to the Licensing Online Help desk.