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Life/Lifetime Background Check Application Deadline

Who - For educators who need to complete a background check with DPI during the 2019 year, you must have an application completed by 11:59 PM on June...

Publication of Emergency Rule 1909

Emergency Rule 1909, an emergency rule to clean-up the changes to PI 34, has gone into effect as of April 14, 2019. Below are some of the proposed...

License with Stipulations and One-Year Administrator Licenses

The last date one can submit an application for all One-Year or Three-Year License with Stipulations and One-Year Board-Requested Administrator...

Last Background Check Date on License Lookup

At DPI we are consistently looking to help our Wisconsin Educators. We have added additional functionality to License Lookup to show the Last...

Tools to help to determine if you need to submit a background check application

At DPI we are consistently looking to help our Wisconsin Educators. We have created a few new web tools that will support educators who hold Lifetime...

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Wisconsin Administrative Code PI 34 has been repealed and recreated and went into effect August 1, 2018.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...