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

State Budget Licensure Changes

Important NoticeEducators who hold a Professional or Master Educator license that was supposed to expire on June 30, 2018, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY to renew their license with credits or a PDP.  The state budget has removed the expiration dates from these licenses, and we are working to have license lookup reflect that.

Please visit the Latest Licensing News blog for information on the state budget's impact on licensure. All available information has been posted to the Latest Licensing News blog. Please Note: the first post relating to the new license rules was written September 22nd.
 
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.