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Statutory License Stipulations

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NOTE:  If you are looking for information regarding the One-Year License with Stipulations or the Three-Year License with Stipulations please see the License with Stipulations webpage.

Educators in Wisconsin are licensed based on the completion of a state-approved educator preparation program. All educator preparation programs in Wisconsin that are approved by the State Superintendent have incorporated all the statutory requirements as stated in Wis. Stat. 118.19 and Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.

It is not likely that a state-approved educator preparation program outside of Wisconsin will have the same statutory requirements in their programs because each state has its own licensing requirements. As a result, applicants for a Wisconsin educator license who completed their program outside of Wisconsin will not usually have fulfilled all the statutory requirements for a Wisconsin educator license.  Applicants who are otherwise eligible for a Wisconsin license based on their credentials may be issued a license with statutory stipulations.  For a list of statutory stipulations and details about the specific statutory stipulation criteria, please see Wisconsin Statutory and Administrative Rule Requirements for Educator Licenses.

If you are unsure if you have statutory stipulations, use the How to Check for Stipulations in ELO PDF to check if there are statutory stipulations on your license.

License with Statutory Stipulations

If an educator is issued a license with statutory stipulations, they will receive a statutory stipulation letter along with their license certificate. The license holder should retain the statutory stipulation letter. A few things to note about license with statutory stipulations:

  • Licenses with statutory stipulations cannot be advanced to the Tier III Lifetime license.
  • All statutory stipulations must be satisfied or removed during the license period, before the expiration date of the license, in order to obtain a regular educator license (without statutory stipulations).
  • If an educator has not removed all statutory stipulations before the expiration date of their license, they may be eligible for a Provisional license.  A Provisional license is a three-year license available to teachers, administrators and pupil service educators.  A Provisional license may be issued to educators who completed an approved educator preparation program.  This is a full license.  Please see the Application Directions for (Re)issuance of Provisional License for information on eligibility and directions on how to apply.
  • Professional development is required for removing all statutory stipulations except conflict resolution and student teaching.  The requirements for these latter two can be met through experience.  
  • Educators must provide evidence of meeting statutory stipulations when applying to renew or advance their license.

Believe You Already Met a Statutory Stipulation?

If you feel that you have already completed coursework that covers any statutory stipulations cited when your license was issued by the DPI, make a copy of the statutory stipulation letter and send it to the college or university where you completed your educator preparation program. Request that an official from that college or university (preferably the certification officer or dean of the education department) forward a letter of verification to the DPI, indicating that specific coursework satisfies one or more of the statutory stipulations.

Conflict Resolution

The Conflict Resolution statutory stipulation can also be met with a letter from the educator's school district supervisor attesting that the educator has demonstrated competency in all of the following:

  1. Resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff.
  2. Assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils.
  3. Dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations, that may arise in school or at activities supervised by a school as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.

Student Teaching - Not Enough Weeks

State law requires that teachers complete a full semester of full-time student teaching.  Teachers whose preparation program required less than 18 weeks can meet this statutory stipulation with a verification of employment confirming 18 weeks of successful full-time teaching experience.  These verifications should be uploaded with your application to renew or advance your license.


Courses and Workshops that Address Statutory Stipulations

Any identified statutory stipulation that can be fulfilled through coursework can be completed at any approved program. However, the following includes information of programs created specifically to the needs of educators who holds license with statutory stipulations.

Program Name Contact Information/Statutory Stipulations Courses
DPI American Indian Studies Program

David O'Connor

(608) 267-2283

American Indian Studies Events


Kris Schrimpf

(262) 787-9500, ext. 9523

CESA 1 Website

  • Minority Group Relations - WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • Minority Group Relations - All
    • WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
    • Women’s and Minority History
    • Philosophical and Psychological Basis of Attitude Development and Change
    • Culturally Relevant Teaching and Implications of Racism and Discrimination
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Education
  • edTPA Support Workshop
  • FORT Support Workshop
  • Praxis II Content Knowledge Support Workshop
CESA 6 RITE Program

Nancy Jaeger

(920) 236-0508

CESA 6 Website: Educator Support Page

CESA 6 Stipulation Webpage

  • Children With Disabilities-Special Education
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperatives-Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • Equity-Minority Group Relations - ALL (both modules required when ALL) 
  • Other Minority Groups and Women
  • WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • FORT Support: 5 Month Literacy Class (Start dates: August / January)

Olivia Ashley

(920) 617-5641

CESA 7 Website: TDC/Alternative Licensure program.

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Special Education
The Network/ CESA 11

Melissa Moe

(715) 986-2020 Ext. 2127

The Network website

  • Wisconsin American Indian Studies E-course
UW Colleges (13 campuses and online)

Renee Gralewicz
(920) 832-0132

Anthropology and Sociology Department Website

  • Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes

    • American Indian Studies (AIS) 101 – American Indian Studies, 3 cr. – offered online every semester and summer
    • Anthropology/American Indian Studies (ANT/AIS) 314 – Indians of North America, 3 cr. – offered online every spring semester and on a number of UW Colleges campuses
    • Anthropology/American Indian Studies (ANT/AIS) 302 – Archaeology of Wisconsin, 3 cr. – offered on some UW Colleges campuses
    • non-credit 4 week online course - Wisconsin Indians Today

UW-Colleges Online

  • EDU 230 Educational Psychology

  • Special Education

    • EDU 300 The Exceptional Individual

  • Environmental Education

    • BIO 191 Environment Science

UW – Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education
(715) 836-3636

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education Website

  • Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes

    • HIST 705 - Studies in History for Teachers: Wisconsin Indian History
UW – Green Bay

UW–Green Bay Education Outreach
(920) 465-2480

UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Website

UW - La Crosse

UW-La Crosse School of Education
(608) 785-8134

UW-La Crosse School of Education Website


Edgewood College

Joe Combie
(608) 663-8344

Edgewood College School of Education Website

  • Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • Conflict Resolution
UW – Extension Independent Learning

Independent Learning
(877) 895-3276

UW Independent Learning Website

  • Minority Group Relations (including Wisconsin Native American bands and tribes)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Partial fulfillment of Environmental Education
  • Special Education

Continuing Studies

(608) 265-8041

Mediation Techniques for Managing Conflict

  • Conflict Resolution
UW – Milwaukee

Kathy Berry

(414) 229-2738





Meeting Stipulations through UW-M Courses: Includes Application Process

  • Minority Group Relations (including Wisconsin Native American bands and tribes)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Education
  • Special Education
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives


Contact Angel Hessel

(414) 229-4179



eduCATE-Contact Us

EdNova Workshops

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • Environmental Education
  • Minority Group Relations - ALL
  • Minority Group Relations - WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Special Education
UW – River Falls Continuing Education

Outreach Office

(715) 425-3256

UW-River Falls Continuing Education Website

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Education
  • Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • Wisconsin Native American bands and tribes
UW – Stevens Point School of Education

Maggie Beeber, Licensing Officer

(715) 346-2040

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Website

  • Conflict Resolution

    • Transforming Conflict
  • Environmental education teaching methods through UW-SP continuing education or through the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
  • Special Education
    • Educ 351/551 - summers
  • Reading/Language Arts
    • Educ 386/586 - summers
  • Kindergarten
    • Early Childhood coursework is available in summers to meet this statutory stipulation
UW - Stout

Heather Klanderman

(715) 232-4088

UW-Stout School of Education Website

  • Conflict Resolution (EDUC-400-0010)
Crisis Prevention Institute

Crisis Prevention Institute

(800) 558-8976

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

  • Conflict Resolution, choose from:

    • One-Day Seminar
    • Two-Day Foundation Course

Gretchen Kroll

(414) 375-0168

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