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Frequently Asked Questions - Experience-Based Technical/Vocational Licensure

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The following are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Experience-Based Technical and Vocational Education Subjects license.

 

1.  What does the school district do for professional development curriculum?

The school district can choose the professional development curriculum for the educator to complete during the initial three years of their license. If the school district needs additional guidance for creating professional development curriculum, they may contact the DPI Content Consultant for the subject area, or local CESA, or an educator preparation program.

 

2.  Does an educator take classes as part of the professional development curriculum?

This is a district decision.  Per PI 34 rules, the educator is not required to complete classes unless the school district has deemed it to be part of the professional development curriculum.

 

3.  Does educator who holds the Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license need to enroll in or complete an educator preparation program?

This is a district decision.  Per PI 34 rules, the educator is not required to enroll in or complete an educator preparation program unless the school district has deemed it to be part of the professional development curriculum.

 

4.  Does an Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects educator need to do a PDP?

An educator who has received an Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license is not required to complete the PDP.  Instead, they must complete the professional development curriculum established by the school district.

 

5.  Does the Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license educator need to stay with the hiring school district for the full three years prior to advancing?

While at the Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license stage, the license stays with the hiring school district. If an educator decides to move prior to advancing their license to the professional level, they would be required to start over. Therefore, the educator would be required to begin the application process and their professional development curriculum entirely over, even if hired for the same position at a different district.

 

6.  Can a Professional Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license educator move from district to district?

Once the educator has advanced from the initial stage and holds a Professional Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subject license, they are no longer tied to the hiring school district. They have the option to move between school districts. 

 

7. Does the Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license or the Professional Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license lead to a lifetime license?

No.  The Initial Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license and the Professional Experience Based Technical and Vocational Subjects license are Tier I licenses and do not lead to the Tier III Lifetime license. If you wish to pursue a Tier II license or Tier III license, you will need to complete a different pathway to licensure.