The Office of Teacher Certification & Licensing is the central office for PK-12 teacher certification, pupil services and administrator licensing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and coordinates licensure for the School of Education, Peck School of the Arts, College of Health Sciences, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and School of Information Studies.

Educator Licensing Online

Starting December 1 2013, DPI will no longer accept paper applications for Wisconsin Educator Licenses.

Beginning January 2014, all Wisconsin Educator Licenses will be issued electronically.

The Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system will go live on January 15, 2014. You will then be able to apply online directly to DPI for your license. For UWM candidates completing their programs in January 2014, the UWM Office of Teacher Certification & Licensing will host open labs (dates and times to be announced). For all other applicants, please check the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator License webpage, in January, for directions to apply online. If additional support is needed in applying for your license, staff will be on site after January 15, 2014 to assist in using the new ELO.

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator License webpage for important Educator Licensing updates.


Courses That Satisfy DPI Stipulations (PDF)

How To Apply For Your License

Visit the Licensing Checklist webpage for all of the information needed to apply for your license.

Contact Us

Contact Us If You

  • Have completed your certification program
  • Need to apply for your license
  • Need to renew an emergency license
  • Are accepting a PK-12 job in another state
  • Need to fulfil DPI stiplations
  • Need an institutional verification

Kathy L. Berry
Certification Officer, Teacher Certification & Licensing
Enderis Hall, Room 209
(414) 229-4721