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What do I do if my Professional Educator License expired?

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

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.