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Thursday, January 28, 2016

License Application Fee Increase

After careful consideration, the Department has increased licensing fees by $25 for each license application type, effective January 1, 2016. The last fee increase occurred more than twenty years ago (in 1994).

This change allows us to meet the increasing costs associated with processing applications from around 35,000 educators annually.  It also keeps educator licensing fees in Wisconsin low relative to other states and other professions in Wisconsin.

Educators continue to be able to apply for or renew more than one license with only one fee when applied for at the same time.

The current fees are:

  • Special Education Aide: $100
  • Initial and Professional Educator (in-state or renewal): $125
  • Emergency License/Permit: $100*
  • Charter: $125
  • Out-of-State* Educator: $175
  • Three-Year Substitute Permit: $125
  • Master Educator via the Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process (WMEAP): $275
  • Master Educator Renewal via the WMEAP Renewal:  $275
*Note: The fee for Emergency Licenses and Permits will remain at the previous level of $100 until March 31, 2016, to make it easier for districts to use the data from their license audit reports to ensure  that all educators properly licensed.  Starting April 1, 2016, the fee will be $125.

Friday, January 22, 2016

TEPDL Website Changes

As part of an agency-wide website update, all of the Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing web pages have been migrated to new URLs.  Our new home page is http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl.

The IT team is still working on fixing broken links, so please be patient with the changes.  They are also trying to get Google to reindex our pages, so you may not be able to use either Google's search engine or even the search feature on the DPI website to find pages right now.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working as fast as we can to restore access.