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State Budget Licensure Changes

Friday, September 22, 2017

The recently passed 2017 – 2019 Wisconsin state budget contains major changes to licensure rules.  We are working to review the changes and how this will affect licenses going forward.  Please continue to monitor our Latest Licensing News blog for updates on changes in law.    You can read about these changes in Wisconsin Legislature Act 59.  Specific licensure language can be found on pages 298-302 of Act 59. 

The Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing team will be working on making license changes as directed by this budget.  Educators will not need to complete any steps to obtain the new license for which they are eligible.

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.