DPI License Codes
Licenses issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction consist of three codes that identify the license type, position/level, and subject of the license. Used in conjunction, these codes help describe the type of license, license renewal requirements, what subject and grade range an educator can teach, and/or which duties the educator can perform while working under the license. Here is a brief description of each code:
- License Type: This is a two-digit code that describes the type of license/permit (e.g. emergency license or permit, substitute license) or the stage of an educator license (e.g. initial educator or professional educator).
- Position/Level: This is a two-digit code that describes the specific position (for administrator and pupil services) that the license holder can hold, or the specific developmental level or grade ranges (for teachers) that the license holder can teach.
- Subject: This is a three-digit code that describes what subject the license holder can teach within the grade range or developmental level that is defined in the position/level code. For administrative or pupil services licenses, the subject code may be used as information of grade range or developmental level.
License Codes - A complete list of DPI license codes
What Can I Teach with My License?
The following pages answer many common questions we receive regarding what teaching assignments are allowed with various teaching subject codes:
- License Codes - List of DPI license codes
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