DPCP is responsible for all credential application processing, including determination of credential eligibility and renewal. The division is responsible for licensure, renewal and verification of health, business, trades and manufactured home owners/communities credentials, operation of the Department's Customer Service Center and regulation of the state's Unarmed Combat Sports program.
Niko Ruud / DPCP Division Administrator
Niko Ruud was appointed as Division Administrator for the Division of Professional Credential Processing, effective January 2023.
In his role, Niko oversees approximately 50 employees who process initial and renewal applications for health, business, and trades professionals; provide legal services to the division; and call center services for the agency.
Before joining the department, Niko had been the supervisor for the Comprehensive Health and Wellness Program at the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.
Niko served as a Maintenance Officer in the U.S. Air Force. He led teams of maintenance professionals during three assignments at units worldwide before his fourth and final active-duty assignment as an International Programs Officer and Instructor of French at the U.S. Air Force Academy.