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Lifetime Educator License (Post-2017)

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A lifetime educator license is a Tier III license that may be issued to educators who successfully completed at least six semesters of experience in Wisconsin in the license area of their Provisional educator license and have completed all statutory requirements. The six semesters of successful experience must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience completed in the license area (Teaching, Administration or Pupil Services) while holding either a provisional, initial educator, professional educator or master educator license.
  • Experience completed in the five years immediately preceding the July 1 start date of the lifetime license.
  • Experience must be providing direct services to students or providing administrative oversight in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 setting in the license area of the provisional license, verified as successful experience by an educational entity in Wisconsin.  

Note: Short-term substitute experience does not meet the experience requirement listed above.

Lifetime License Application Types

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Obtain a Lifetime License

Maintain a Lifetime License


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