NOTE 1: It typically takes 2-4 weeks to process and forward license applications to the DPI. DPI can take up to 16 weeks for processing. You may check the DPI website “Educator License Look-Up” if you would like to know if DPI has received your application: https://www2.dpi.wi.gov/lic-tll/home.do.
NOTE 2: If you received your initial teaching license prior to September 2004 you are under the old licensing rules. If you have taken the 6 required credits since you received your last license (courses toward an additional license may apply), it is recommended that you apply for your renewal now as well (Reneal application and an additional $100 to DPI). Please send renewals directly to DPI. All of your licenses will rotate in the 5 year cycle after that.
If you fall under the old rules and do not renew your old license at the same time you add-on a license, DPI will require you to take 6 additional credits “since the last license was added” for renewal and they will renew all of them together. The credits you took for the new license will only count toward the 6 credits to renew your old license if you renew the same year you apply for the add-on license.
Maggie Beeber, Teacher Certification Officer
Phone: 715-346-2040; email: email@example.com