Certificate Reciprocity Approach (Out-Of-State) (WI)

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Applicants who 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 their 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 the license for which the applicant is currently eligible. If the applicant has an out-of-state license, they can qualify for the License Based on Reciprocity, which is a Tier II three-year renewable educator license. The License Based on Reciprocity is available for teacher and administrator licenses, and requires the applicant to: hold a current teaching license in good standing from another state, and have a one-year teaching experience with the teaching license from out of state or one-year teaching in a WI school while holding a valid WI Teacher license.


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For more information please visit the state website: https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing/pathways-licensure/oos-pathways

Last updated on: September 27, 2021
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