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Pupil Services License

Under Wis. Admin. Code PI 34, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issues the following pupil services licenses for specific developmental levels:

Licenses Developmental Level
School Counselor EC-A
School Nurse EC-A
School Psychologist EC-A
School Social Worker EC-A


A minimum of master’s degree or the equivalent is required for School Counselor and School Social Worker licenses. School Psychologist license requires a specialist degree or equivalent.

Licenses Issued Prior to July 2004

Five-year pupil services licenses that were issued before Wis. Admin. Code PI 34 took effect in 2004 might have been issued for a position subject and/or grade level that are not listed above. Upon application for renewal, these 5-year pupil services licenses will be renewed as a Professional Educator License.  In some cases, the position and/or grade level will remain as they were.

Seeking a Pupil Services License in Wisconsin?

Go to the Seeking a Pupil Services License page to learn how to obtain your Wisconsin pupil services license.