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

Licenses Grade Range
School Counselor PK-12
School Nurse PK-12
School Psychologist PK-12
School Social Worker PK-12


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 August 2018

Five-year pupil services licenses that were issued under previous Wis. Admin. Code PI 34 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 Provisional Educator Licenses.

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.