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School Counselor Licensing

School Counselor License Types

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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).

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

Please note, if you do not have a Entity/File# (EFN) yet, this section can be left blank in the inquiry form. 
For questions about this information, contact (608) 266-8960