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

Please read the instructions below. Educators that have previously been certified do not need to be re-certified on an annual basis.

The process described below 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™?

  1. Go to http://www.wida.us. Click on login button at the top right hand corner of the website.
  2. Enter "illinois" and "lincoln" in the username and password cells.
  3. Click on the "Continue" button.
  4. Select "IL" in the pull down menu.
  5. Select district name from the pull down menu.
  6. Complete account information is cells provided.
  7. Click on "create account"

For additional assistance in creating accounts and taking quizzes to administer ACCESS for ELLs®, W-APT™ Screener and the MODEL™, see http://www.wida.us/contactus.aspx .

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 Licensure Information System (ELIS).

WIDA Training Account Password Reset Instructions

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