Credential Commissions

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Student Registration

  • To register for one of the scheduled Commissions listed below, students must complete and submit to The Registry a Registration for Commission form specific to their credential, including the $300 Commission fee, before the registration deadline. Late registrations will not be accepted.
  • Forms, including instructions, are located under Credential Resources. Be sure to complete the registration form specific to the credential you are commissioning for. Mail, fax, or scan and email your form to The Registry, Attn: Credentials.
    • Review the Credential Candidate Commission Guide for more important information about student registration.

Commission Day
At a Commission, credential candidates demonstrate how the knowledge they have learned through completing the credential coursework applies to their current work in the early care and education field.


The Presentation 

  • Classmates and other commission candidates are present during the student’s presentation.
  • Students should reference the Portfolio/Project Guide specific to their credential for information on what they should talk about during their presentation.
  • Each student has approximately 5-10 minutes to present.  Most presentations include the following:
    • Discuss the student’s favorite category
    • Present and explain any supporting materials
    • Discuss a category or part of their portfolio that they found challenging

The Individual Meeting

  • Each student will meet with the Commissioner for 5-10 minutes to discuss their individual portfolio or project.
  • The Commissioner will ask the student any questions s/he may have about the portfolio or project.
  • The Commissioner will give the student feedback and comments.
  • The student will be informed if s/he has successfully completed the Commission at this time.
  • If the Commissioner has determined the student’s portfolio is incomplete, the Commissioner will give a timeline for the student to get the missing materials to the Commissioner.

Awarding a Credential

  • A student will receive their Credential Certificate if the student has done the following:
    • Successfully completed the Commission process.
    • Submitted copies of official transcripts for all courses with a passing grade of C- or higher to The Registry.
    • Paid the Commission fee in full.
    • Received a Registry Career Level Certificate or submitted a complete application for membership. If the student’s first-time application is on “Incomplete” status, the student will not receive a Credential Certificate until the necessary fee or information is received and the “Incomplete” status is removed.
  • If the student’s Registry membership is current, students will also receive an updated Registry Certificate reflecting any increases to their career level.
  • Students whose Registry membership is expired are encouraged to renew.

Scheduled Commissions
Commissions are convened throughout the state a variety of times each year.


Host College & Location


Registration Deadline

June 27, 2017 Moraine Park Technical College in Sheboygan 5-9:30 PM
OPEN to Guest Students
Registration CLOSED
July 17, 2017 Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam 5-9:30 PM
OPEN to Guest Students
Registration CLOSED
August 11, 2017 Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee 10 AM
OPEN to Guest Students
Register by July 11
August 12, 2017 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Milwaukee 9 AM
CLOSED to Guest Students
Register by July 12
August 19, 2017 UW-Platteville in Wisconsin Dells 9 AM
OPEN to Guest Students
Register by July 19
September 16, 2017 Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee 9 AM
OPEN to Guest Students
English & Spanish Speaking Commissioner
Register by August 16