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Important Notice

 

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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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...