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Application Directions for Upgrading to Provisional License or Additional 1-Year License with Stipulations

This application is for educators who meet eligibility requirements for an upgrade to the Provisional license, or an educator seeking another 1-Year License with Stipulations. To upgrade the educator must have satisfied all testing requirements or hold a valid out-of-state license & have at least one year of teaching experience in that state or a Wisconsin school while holding a 1-Year License with Stipulations

If you have not met the requirements to apply for your three-year Provisional license, you may apply for another 1-year License with Stipulations.

How to Apply

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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

  • Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct
  • Valid out-of-state teaching license 
  • PI-1613/Employment verification form 
  • Score report for the WI Content Knowledge Exam Praxis II/ACFTL; OR
  • Score report for Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) with a score of 240 or better
  • If you have also completed your statutory stipulations, upload those documents as well

3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

  • Within ELO, make sure you have answered the three onboarding questions.
  • Find the APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE section of the Quick Start Menu. Select the same choices in the drop-down menu in the application screenshots below:

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  • Choose the "Teacher" category.
  • 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.


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

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