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What do I do if my Professional Educator License expired?

State Budget Licensure Changes

Important NoticeEducators who hold a Professional or Master Educator license that was supposed to expire on June 30, 2018, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY to renew their license with credits or a PDP.  The state budget has removed the expiration dates from these licenses, and we are working to have license lookup reflect that.

Please visit the Latest Licensing News blog for information on the state budget's impact on licensure. All available information has been posted to the Latest Licensing News blog. Please Note: the first post relating to the new license rules was written September 22nd.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The recently passed state budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59) does not directly address expired licenses.

However, existing PI 34 rules still allow an educator with an expired Professional Educator license to apply for a one-year non-renewable license, more commonly known as a one-year extension, if they have not already received a license extension. Educators who apply for a one-year Professional Educator license extension by June 30, 2018, will receive a new license with an effective date of July 1, 2017, making them eligible for the lifetime license included in the budget. 

Note: any educators who completed their preparation program in another state and have statutory stipulations on their license must complete the statutory stipulation requirements before they may receive a lifetime license.

To apply for a Professional Educator license extension, please follow the directions at