Description of the DPI school counseling licensing process.

Becoming a Licensed Professional School Counselor

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson “

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is the governing body that issues licenses to individuals seeking to serve as professional school counselors in Wisconsin.

Beginning September 2010, individuals applying for a Wisconsin School Counseling License must receive a passing score of the Praxis II: School Guidance and Counseling Exam.

Rely on the following links to guide you through the process of becoming a licensed school counselor in Wisconsin. Please note that the DPI is changing the initial counseling education license from a 3 year to a 5 year license.

Approved School Counseling Programs in Wisconsin

School Counselor Licensure

School Counseling Licensing Questions and Answers

Educator License Application Forms

Frequently Asked Questions - Educator Licensing

The Praxis II: Professional School Counselor 

The Professional Development Plan (PDP)


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