Yes, experience earned prior to the passing of the budget in September, 2017 can be applied towards the Lifetime license. Initial Educators who have not completed the Advancement requirements will be issued a Provisional license. In order for their work experience to count towards the Lifetime license it must meet the following requirements:
- The experience must be in the category of their license (teacher, administrator or pupil services)
- The experience must be earned within the five years immediately preceding the start date of the Lifetime license
- The experience must be verified as successful by the employing Wisconsin public school district
We are working on creating a form for districts to verify successful experience. Please watch this blog for that form and application directions.
Note: any educators who completed their preparation program in another state and have statutory stipulations on their license must complete the statutory stipulation requirements before they may receive a Lifetime license.
We anticipate having an application for the new lifetime license available in ELO around January 1, 2018. Please continue to monitor our Latest Licensing News blog for updates on changes to licensing.