Renew a Teaching License in WI
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How do I keep and renew a teaching license in WI?
Teachers can renew their Wisconsin teaching license through the online portal.
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses as part of their PDPs for teaching in WI. Wisconsin educators have received approval to use semester graduate credits courses as well as PD for substitute teaching licenses.
What state requirements does a teacher in Wisconsin need to meet for renewal?
According to the WI Department of Public Instruction, an educator may be required by their employer to complete a PDP or an EEP for employment purposes. For questions about what professional development is necessary for employment, contact your employer.
For substitute teachers, your school district may have a continuing education requirement as a condition of employment. You must contact your school district to find out about continuing education requirements.
What state requirements does an educational interpreter in Wisconsin need to meet for renewal?
An educational interpreter license in WI may be renewed if the licensee completes 5 semester credits of continuing professional education from an accredited college or university.
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How do I contact the WI Department of Public Instruction?
Contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of August 29th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.