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Does My Non-Renewable Retirement License Qualify Me for a Lifetime License?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Yes, the Five-Year Non-Renewable License Based on Retirement Eligibility qualifies as a Professional Educator license.  The recently passed state budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59) creates a new kind of license called a Lifetime License.  Anyone, who holds a current Professional Educator or Master Educator license, will automatically have their license converted to a lifetime license.  Educators will not need to make a request or pay a fee for license to be changed to a Lifetime License.

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.