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Educators with an invalidated Life or Lifetime license have until December 31st to revalidate their license.  Upon approval of the $45 Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900] application, the Lifetime license will be revalidated just as if the educator completed the application before June 30th. Educators will have until December 31st to complete this application for their license to be revalidated. 

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The following questions will determine whether fingerprints are required with your DPI application. Answer “no” or “yes” to each question as it appears. Once you have answered all questions you will be told whether fingerprints are required with your application. If fingerprints are required you will be provided with your next steps.

Within the last 20 years, but only since you turned age 17, have you physically lived, worked, or attended school...

In Great Britain(England, Scotland,or Wales)?
In Canada?
In a U.S. Territory (AmericanSamoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, or the U. S. Virgin Islands)?
In a state other than Wisconsin?

You MUST submit fingerprints with this license application

Do you CURRENTLY reside OUTSIDE the U.S.?

You must request paper fingerprint cards from DPI.

Please email

You must submit electronic fingerprints through Fieldprint at:

Electronic Fingerprint Submission

When scheduling, use Fieldprint reason code of FPWIDPITeach

Fingerprints are NOT required with this license application.