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State Budget Licensure Changes

Important NoticeEducators who hold a Professional or Master Educator license that was supposed to expire on June 30, 2018, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY to renew their license with credits or a PDP.  The state budget has removed the expiration dates from these licenses, and we are working to have license lookup reflect that.

Please visit the Latest Licensing News blog for information on the state budget's impact on licensure. All available information has been posted to the Latest Licensing News blog. Please Note: the first post relating to the new license rules was written September 22nd.
 

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...