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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 rewrite of Wisconsin Administrative Code PI 34 has been approved went into effect August 1, 2018. The PI 34 chapter regarding School Audiologist licenses can be found under subchapter 10, Related Services Areas and Other Licenses, PI 34.090.To issue a School Audiologist license for the first time the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) must review the applicant’s application.

School Audiologist License Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the School Audiologist license requires an applicant to meet one of the two options below:

  1. The applicant meets all of the following requirements:
    • 50 hours of a supervised practicum providing audiology services in a school setting, or equivalent experience while employed as a school audiologist by a public school, private school, or school district;
    • Possesses either a doctor of audiology degree, or, if earned on or before August 31, 2018, a master’s degree or higher in audiology from an institution accredited by the education standards board of the American speech−language−hearing association;
    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all of the following:
      • The pupil services standards cited under PI 34.004
      • Educational psychology, including principles and theories of learning.
      • Methods and procedures in school audiology programs including the relationship with and content of school pupil services programs. This requirement may be met by prior experience upon the recommendation of the institution.
      • Alternative communication systems including signed language systems, their implications for the social, emotional, and educational development of children, and methods for effective communication with children who use them.
  2. The applicant holds a valid audiologist license issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).


School Audiologist License Renewal Requirements

A School Audiologist license may be renewed if the licensee meets of of the following requirements:

  1. Obtains or maintains a valid license issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).
  2. Obtains or maintains a certification as an audiologist by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology, or an affiliated credentialing board.

Follow the ELO Application Tips for Renewing Other Licenses for directions on renewing your license..