Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

125 S Webster Street
Madison, WI  53703

(608) 266-3390
(800) 441-4563
Email:  Contact Educator Licensing
Website:  Out-of-State Licensure Pathway

Applicants that have completed the testing requirements of a state-approved educator preparation program and are eligible for licensure in that state should apply for the Wisconsin license that most closely matches the out-of-state license. Upon application, a review will be completed to determine comparability with Wisconsin preparation, testing, and statutory requirements.  Upon application review, DPI will determine for which license you are currently eligible. If you are not eligible for the license for which you applied, DPI will issue the most similar license for which you are eligible. The license options are as follow. Refer to the link to determine the process for submitting application.

One-Year License with Stipulations

License Based on Reciprocity

Frequently Asked Questions / Out-of-State