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Substitute Licenses

Five-Year Long-Term Substitute License

A five-year long-term substitute license may be issued to an applicant who has completed an approved educator preparation program and has held or is eligible to hold a Wisconsin license or the equivalent license in another state in the grade level and position in which they are licensed. 
 
 It also allows the license holder to be a short-term (no more than 45 days in a specific assignment) substitute in a subject or grade level outside their license area. This license is valid for five years with an option to renew.
 

 Three-Year Short-Term Substitute License

This license is for applicants who hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university and who have successfully completed an approved substitute training program, but have not completed a state-approved educator preparation program. It allows the license holder to be a short-term (no more than 45 days in a specific assignment) substitute in any subject and in any grade level

Long-term substitute assignment outside subject or grade level of the license

The applicant may apply for a one-year license with stipulations if requested by the employing school district. This license requires the license holder to be enrolled in and complete a state-approved educator preparation program in the subject or grade level of their assignment. This license is issued for a period of five years and may be renewed.

Five-Year Long-Term Substitute License Application Types

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Three-Year Short-term Substitute License

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Request for 3-Year Short-Term Sub License                    

It can take 2-8 weeks to receive this notification. Payment is made when the second part of the application is submitted. 

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