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Name or Address Change

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Important Notice

 

There have been many recent changes to licensure in statute and rule.  Please review the Latest Licensing News blog for updates on current licensing requirements.

 

Changing your name and/or address in the Wisconsin Web Access Management System (WAMS) does not change your name or address in our licensing database.

Name Change

Your license issued by the Department of Public Instruction remains valid as long as it has not expired or been revoked.

If your name has changed since your license was issued, you have the following options:

  1. Wait until your next license application or renewal to update your name. You can enter your new name and previous name(s) on the Entity Name and Personal Details page of your next license application.
  2. Submit a request for a name change in ELO. There is a $45 fee for this service because a new background check must be conducted on the new name.
     

Address Change

In the event of address change since your license was issued, you have the following options:

  1. Wait until your next license application or renewal to submit your current address, or
  2. If you would like the DPI to have your current address before your next license application or renewal, you may contact us at  Educator Licensing.

Note: The DPI no longer prints and mails paper license certificates.  You can print your license yourself using the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system.