Now Live: Easier Online License Applications!
LicensE, our new, online, self-guided occupational license application platform is now live! The list of licenses available via LicensE is available
HERE. Anyone applying for an initial license for any of the credentials listed can apply at license.wi.gov.
Who can use LicensE? Applicants for initial health care licenses are our primary LicensE users, but we know many other organizations and institutions will need to submit documents through the platform. Anyone who is not an applicant or a DSPS employee is considered a LicensE third-party user. Third-parties include educational institutions, employers, testing centers, and any other individual or entity who needs to supply documentation on behalf of an applicant. Please see our Additional Resources for third-party user guides, demo videos, and more.
LicensE is for new, initial applications only. To renew your license, click HERE. You should not use LicensE to renew your license at this time.
If you already have a pending application, you should not apply again in LicensE. Note that applicants who apply multiple times will be charged for each application.
Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08(2), the required renewal date for the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber credential is 09/30/even years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Must provide evidence of holding a current license to practice as a professional nurse in this state or has a current license to practice professional nursing in another state which has adopted the nurse licensure compact. Please Note: Applicants may apply for the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) certification and the Registered Nurse (RN) license simultaneously.
Pre-Credential Education Information
Must be certified by a national certifying body approved by the Board as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist.
For applicants who receive national certification as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist after July 1, 1998, the registered nurse must hold a master's or doctoral degree in nursing or a related health field granted by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the board of education in the state in which the college or university is located. See Form 2923 for Board-Approved Certifying Bodies.
An applicant must complete and submit proof of at least 45 contact hours in clinical pharmacology/therapeutics including title of course, number of pharmacology hours per course and date of completion (a photocopy of the page of a transcript that contains the 3 credit course is acceptable). This must be completed within 5 years preceding the date of application for the certificate.
Application for Licensure
2124||Credentialing Information for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber Certification Applicants|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form
must accompany the application for the credential.)|
2151||Important Application Information for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber|
2157||Certification Form for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber Who Do Not Carry Personal Liability Insurance Coverage (Complete this form if you do not carry personal liability insurance coverage.)|
2367||Certification of Master's or Doctoral Degree|
2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)|
3086||Application for Predetermination
Optional-Submit only if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal, state, or local law, including municipal ordinances, in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)(|
2254||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|