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ELO Renewal Application for OT/PT/OTA/PTA

This application is for people who meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Employed by a school district as a School Occupational Therapist, School Occupational Therapy Assistant, School Physical Therapist or School Physical Therapy Assistant; AND
  2. Hold the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) license in Occupational Therapy (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Physical Therapy (PT) or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA); AND
  3. Hold a DPI OT/OTA/PT/PTA license that expires this calendar year or earlier.

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

  • Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct.
  •  A copy of a valid license or wallet card from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services.

3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

  • Within ELO, make sure you have answered the three onboarding questions.
  • Find the Manage Your EXISTING LICENSE(S) section of the Quick Start Menu. Select the same choice in the application screenshot below:

O051 2020

  • Choose "Renew School Occupational Therapist License [2020]"
  • 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 page.

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