The Montana OPI is upgrading the Montana Educator Information System (MSEIS) to a more efficient, user-friendly licensing system. To ensure transfer of a complete set of data, applicants will need to utilize paper applications beginning January 1, 2022.
Applications cannot be submitted online at this time
Preparing your full application documents
- Determine which educator license application you will be submitting
- Review the documentation checklist provided for your application (see all license class application checklists at the bottom of this page)
- Print out and complete all supplemental documents for your application and have them ready to submit with your paper application
Adding an Endorsement to your current license
Your college or university must complete a University Recommendation form verifying you have completed the requirements for the additional endorsement. You will also need to submit official transcripts or have the college/university send them directly to email@example.com. For additional information see the License Endorsements section of our website.
Reinstatement of a Lapsed License
If you have completed the required professional development, you can apply to reinstate your license. To apply, complete the Reinstatement Application, a new fingerprint background check (follow the instructions page to send to the MT DOJ, complete the supplement and upload it to your MSEIS record), and include your original supporting documents when you mail your application. For additional information see the Lapsed License section of our website.
If you have not completed the required professional development and you have not held a Class 5 license in the past, you may qualify for the Class 5 Reinstatement. For additional information see the Lapsed License section of our website.
Upgrading your current license
Complete the correct Upgrade Application following the checklist within the application.
Upgrade from Class 2 to Class 1
Upgrade from Class 5 to Full Licensure: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 and Class 6
For additional information see the License Upgrade section of our website.