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License Based on Reciprocity - Act 43 Changes

Friday, December 6, 2019

Wisconsin Act 43, which was signed into law on Friday, November 22, has directed the Department of Public Instruction to grant provisional licenses to all educators who currently hold a license based on reciprocity.


The agency has created the new provisional licenses. These licenses have a start date of July 1, 2019 and an expiration date of June 20, 2022. These new provisional licenses have the exact subjects and grade levels of the corresponding license based on reciprocity. An email has been sent to the affected educators as confirmation, and includes the license rules that correspond to provisional licenses.


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