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Educator Misconduct Investigation

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) conducts formal investigations of licensed educators based on information received by the DPI that alleges immoral conduct on the part of the licensed educator.

This information is typically received by the DPI from three primary sources:

  • Written reports from school districts as Mandatory School District Reporting of Educator Misconduct.
  • Complaints from citizens/parents.
  • News/media reports.

In 2011, Governor Walker signed into law 2011 Wisconsin Act 84. The DPI has developed recommended best practices to assist districts in implementing new requirements associated with referrals under Wis. Stat. 115.31.

Note: Reports or referrals on educator misconduct may be directed to DPI via email.

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