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DPI Recognized Accreditation

In order to receive a DPI license or renew a DPI license with credits, the college or university attended must be accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

  • In order to receive a license in Wisconsin, your licensure preparation program must be offered through a four-year college or university accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education.  
  • In order to renew your license with credits, the courses must be taken at an institution of higher education accredited by an instututional accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education. 

To check if your college/university is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education accreditation search:  http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation

To view all U.S. Secretary of Education recognized accrediting associations refer to this search function:  http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg5.html#Nationall...

As of July 2015, educators who took a course at an institution of higher education that is accredited by an agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education may apply these credits to their upcoming renewal, even if the institution did not meet the regional accreditation requirement in place prior to July 2015.  All courses must be related to the Wisconsin Educator Standards and taken within the five years immediately preceding the start date of a renewed license.

All Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) campuses are accredited by an agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education.  Educators no longer need to use the University of Wisconsin's Course Transfer Wizard in order to use WTCS credits for license renewal.