License Conversion

Under Wis. Admin. Code PI 34, an educator who was issued a teaching license prior to July 1, 2004 may convert that license to a license in a related developmental level or subject area as defined in Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.

License conversion is only applicable to those who hold a Wisconsin teaching license that was issued prior to July 1, 2004. The following criteria apply:

  • The license must be current (not expired).
  • This option is only available for teaching licenses (not administrators or pupil services).
  • Supplemental teaching licenses are not eligible.

License conversion is not applicable to applicants holding non-Wisconsin teaching license. 

The process for license conversion includes submitting a portfolio to the Department of Public Instruction.

For information about license conversion and to obtain application materials, please contact:

  • Mark Schwingle
  • Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing
  • Educational Consultant
  • (608) 266-1633

Related information:

For questions about this information, contact licensing@dpi.wi.gov
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