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Application Directions for a One-Year Educational Interpreter License

This application is for educators who have not yet completed the requirements to be eligible for the five-year Educational Interpreter license. This is a one-year license, during which the educator must work towards completing the requirements for the five-year license.

How to Apply for the Emergency Educational Interpreter License


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

  • Have your employing school district complete the PI-1624-LWS1 District Request for a One-year License with Stipulations.
  • Verification letter of enrollment into an approved interpreter training program or if interpreter training program is complete and assessments still need to be completed, transcripts verifying completion of approved interpreter training program.
  • Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct.

3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

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

O020 - 1015

  • Choose "4-Other Category"
  • Choose "Educational Interpreter License [O020]"
  • Choose Educational Interpreter: Request Emergency Permit [1015, 1 of2]"
  • Click the “GO!” button.


4. After submitting the first part, wait for an email from the ELO system with directions for completing the second part. It can take 2-8 weeks to receive this notification. Payment is made when the second part of the application is submitted.


5. Complete Application on ELO

  • Click the GO! button next to “Submit C&C and Payment to Complete Application.”
  • Review your fees. For fee amounts and additional payment information please see License Application 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.