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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.
 

In order to receive a DPI license or renew a DPI license with credits, the college or university attended must be accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

  • In order to receive a license in Wisconsin, your licensure preparation program must be offered through a four-year college or university accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education.  
  • In order to renew your license with credits, the courses must be taken at an institution of higher education accredited by an instututional accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education. 
    • NOTE: The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE:  http://ncate.org/) has now become Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP:  http://www.caepnet.org/).  Therefore no college/university can still be accredited by NCATE. As long as the school is institutionally accredited it meets DPI’s accreditation requirement for license renewal.

To check if your college/university is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education accreditation search:  http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation

To view all U.S. Secretary of Education recognized accrediting associations refer to this search function:  http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg5.html#Nationall...