Wiconsin State Requirements

Wisconsin Teacher License Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help in renewal of your Wisconsin Teaching License. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the salary advancement and relicensure process.

For complete official relicensure information, including forms, visit:
http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/educators - Renewal or Advancements and Common Questions

http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing/renewal/transcripts - Transcript Requirements from Wisconsin DPI

All applications to renew a license or permit are made through the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system. Requirements to renew a license or permit depend on the type of license an educator holds or held and when the educator completed his/her educator prep program.

Wisconsin Teaching License Renewal

State Licensure Changes, per the DPI licensure page: https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/news

Educators 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.

The recently passed 2017 – 2019 Wisconsin state budget contains major changes to licensure rules. College/university credits will no longer be required for license renewal purposes for teachers, administrators and pupil service educators.

Experience earned prior to the passing of the budget in September 2017 can be applied towards the Lifetime license.  Initial Educators who have not completed the Advancement requirements will be issued a Provisional license.  In order for their work experience to count towards the Lifetime license it must meet the following requirements:

  • The experience must be in the category of their license (teacher, administrator or pupil services)
  • The experience must be earned within the five years immediately preceding the start date of the Lifetime license
  • The experience must be verified as successful by the employing Wisconsin public school district

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.

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.

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.