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ACCESS for ELLs, W-APT Screener or WIDA MODEL - Certification Information


Please read the instructions below. This process is for educators that are not currently certified to administer ACCESS for ELLs, W-APT Screener or the MODEL

What is the process for getting certified to administer ACCESS for ELLs, W-APT Screener and the MODEL?

Each school district in WIDA’s user account system now has a District Test Coordinator (DTC). The DTC’s roles include creating new WIDA training accounts for district staff and monitoring that district staff have completed WIDA training modules. If you need assistance with a WIDA account, contact WIDA Client Services, 866-276-7735, help@wida.us.

Once an educator successfully completes the quizzes to administer ACCESS for ELLs, W-APT Screener and the MODEL, it will take approximately 6-8 weeks for the record to appear on the Illinois Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).

Educators that have previously been certified do not need to be re-certified on an annual basis.

Click Here for WIDA Training Account Password Reset Instructions.

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