School Counselor License Types
Tier I - One Year License with Stipulations
For candidates who have not yet met all of the requirements of their approved program to obtain a license.
Tier II - Provisional License
Educators who completed an approved educator preparation program for the first time in a license category (Teaching, Administrator or Pupil Services) after September 23, 2017, will be issued a provisional educator license for each license within that category.
Tier III - Lifetime License
A lifetime educator license may be issued to educators who successfully completed at least six semesters of experience in the category of their provisional educator license and have completed all statutory requirements.
Tier IV - Master License
This optional license may be issued to educators who hold, or qualify to hold, a Wisconsin lifetime educator license in school counseling and successfully complete a national board for professional teaching certification (NBPTS) or a Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment process (WMEAP).
Resources for Licensure Requirements
DPI's Educator Preparation and Licensing Homepage
DPI's Apply for an Educator License Page
Overview of PI 34 Rule - Pupil Services Licenses
Wisconsin Licensing System for Teachers, Pupil Services, and Administrators
Tier I - Application Directions for One-Year License with Stipulations
Tier II, Provisional License - Application Directions for Pupil Service Professionals Prepared in Wisconsin
Tier III, Lifetime Educator License (Post 2017) - Apply to Obtain or Maintain Lifetime License
Tier IV - Master Educator License
Out of State Candidates:
- Pathway Options
- Application Directions for Pupil Service Professionals Prepared Outside of Wisconsin
- Out-of-State (OOS) Pathway Testing Information (II. Wisconsin Content Tests, pg. 3)
Licensing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
School Counseling Licensing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - coming soon!
For Specific Licensing Questions
See the Licensing, Educator Advancement and Development (LEAD) team's homepage for more information on DPI licensing.
Educator Licensing - Contact Form