License Renewal Support Center

During the 2004-05 school year, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) awarded start-up grant money to 16 License Renewal Support Centers (LRSC) around the state. The University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, in partnership with CESA #4, submitted and received the grant award to begin planning and operating a License Renewal Support Center. 

The primary purpose of each LRSC is to assist any educator who has an educational license but is not currently employed in a Wisconsin public school district and wishes to renew his/her professional license under the current PI 34 rule. Educators working in private schools, Birth-to-Three centers, Wisconsin Correctional Institutions, Day Care facilities, private agencies, or in another field who want to maintain their license should contact the LRSC for more information on PI 34 and license renewal. Under PI 34, educators may renew their licenses using a professional development plan (PDP). The PDP must be verified by three DPI trained reviewers. The Center can assist an educator with developing a PDP and convening an approved review team.

The second purpose of the Center is to assist educators working in public school districts who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold licenses prior to August 31, 2004
  • Have licenses due for renewal in 2006, 2007, or 2008
  • Wish to renew license using a PDP

For these educators the License Renewal Support Center may be the best option for license renewal under the PI 34 rule. The LRSC Steering Committee guides the planning and implementation of the LRSC programs and services.