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Licensing Updates

Notice to Lifetime License Holders

01/04/2024
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is emailing those lifetime license holders who need to complete a background check and verification of...

Preliminary Hearing on Proposed Administrative Rule Change

01/02/2024
On January 4, 2024 at 10:30 a.m., the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will hold a preliminary hearing on a scope statement to clarify renewal...

WISEstaff Audit Available

12/21/2023
Reports from the WISEstaff preliminary certification are now available.  Please go to the Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) WISEstaff page for...

Availability of Background Check Applications

12/20/2023
The background check applications for lifetime license reinstatement (5900) will be unavailable due to end-of-year maintenance beginning January 2,...

Student Teaching Equivalency Rule Hearing

12/15/2023
On December 21, 2023 the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will hold a public hearing on the emergency and permanent rule proposals for student...

National Board Grant Application for 2023-24 Available

12/14/2023
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards grant application is now open for the 2023-24 school year.  Additional information and a link...

Teacher Shortage USDE 2024-25

12/11/2023
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the Department of Public Instruction's identification of teacher shortage areas for the 2024-2025...

Wisconsin Improvement Program Deadline

12/06/2023
The Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) portal closes on December 15, 2023 at 5 p.m. for the 2023-2024 academic year. Intern requests must be...

WISEstaff Preliminary Snapshot

11/20/2023
The deadline to complete the WISEstaff Preliminary Certification has been extended from November 16 to November 28, 2023 due to technical issues for...

Emergency Rule Published: Student Teaching Equivalency

11/17/2023
The Department of Public Instruction published an emergency rule today in the Wisconsin State Journal defining equivalency for the length of student...