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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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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instructions (DPI) processes applications and issues the following licenses:

General requirements for educator licensing in Wisconsin (unless otherwise specified under each license type):

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of a state-approved educator preparation program
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Achieve passing scores on required tests