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Background Check to Maintain Lifetime Licenses Outages

Monday, December 30, 2019

The application for educators to maintain their lifetime licenses will be unavailable from 01/01/2020 until 01/09/2020. This will allow DPI to follow through on 2019 applications, as well as gather the list of educators who will need to apply in 2020.

Wis. Admin Code s. PI 34.041 (4) requires educators who hold a valid Lifetime license to submit a request to the department to have a new background check conducted once every five years. Educators who have a Lifetime license and have not completed a background check with DPI on or after 01/01/2016 will be required to complete a background check with DPI before June 30, 2020. DPI will attempt to contact all educators who meet the above criteria to inform them of their application requirement.

The Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900] application will be available January 9, 2020. Follow the Application Directions for Background Check to Maintain Lifetime License to submit a background check:  https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing/apply-educator-license/maintain-lifetime

NOTE: At this point in time, PI-1613-Employment Verification forms are an OPTIONAL attachment for the Background Check to Maintain Lifetime License application.

Submit questions and comments about this information to the Licensing Online Help desk.