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Background Check to Maintain Lifetime License Available 01/02/2019

Wis. Admin Code s. PI 34.041 (4) requires educators who hold a valid Lifetime license to submit a request to the department to have a new background...

Tiered Licensing Structure

The recent repeal and recreation of PI 34 created a tiered licensing structure.  DPI has created a one-page guide to explain the different licensing...

Educational Interpreter License Changes

Wisconsin Administrative Code PI 34 has been repealed and recreated and went into effect August 1, 2018. You can find a link to the updated rule here...

License Discipline Statistics

The department takes seriously any accusations of educator misconduct. Recently, we've received an influx of requests for information about...

Application for Lifetime License Now Available for Provisional license holders

If you already hold a Lifetime license please DO NOT use this application. If you are unsure whether you hold a Lifetime License, you can check by...

License Based on Content Test (LBCT) Changes under new PI-34

A new version of PI 34, the administrative rule that governs educator preparation and licensing, went into effect August 1, 2018. This new version of...

License Based on Reciprocity Changes

Due to changes in PI 34 (see the PI 34 Revisions Completed blog post for more information) the License Based on Reciprocity will now be a renewable...

Life Licenses Issued Pre-1983

Prior to July 1, 1983, Life licenses were issued to individuals who taught for six full semesters in a Wisconsin school district while holding a...

NEW Requirements for Short-Term Substitute Permit

The August 1st publication of revised PI 34 includes several changes to the requirements of the Short-Term Substitute Permit. The changes are...

NEW Requirements for Special Education Program Aides

Due to changes in PI 34 (see the PI 34 Revisions Completed blog post for more information), the eligibility requirements for Special Education...