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I completed my advancement requirements but did not advance my license. Can I do so now?

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.
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The recently passed state budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59) does not directly address expired licenses.  However, existing PI 34 rules still allow an educator with a current or expired Initial Educator license, who completed their advancement requirements on or before 06/30/2017, to apply for advancement to the Professional Educator level.  The advancement requirements are:

  • three years of experience in the category of your license (teacher, administrator or pupil services) earned by 06/30/2017
  • a Professional Development Plan (PDP) verified by all three PDP Team Members on or before 06/30/2017

Educators who meet the requirements above and apply for advancement by June 30, 2018 will receive a new license with an effective date of July 1, 2017, making them eligible for the lifetime license included in the budget.

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.

Follow the “ELO Application Tips for Advancing from Initial to Professional Educator License” application directions to apply for license advancement:

https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/elo/renewals/advancing-tips