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LicensE is your online, self-guided occupational license application platform.
Please review the helpful links below:
- Find step-by-step instruction for license renewal here.
- Find a list of license renewals available via LicensE in the chart on the LicensE Customer Information page.
- Find all licenses available via LicensE, plus user guides and other resources, on the LicensE Customer Information page.
- Anyone applying for an initial license for any of the credentials listed can apply at license.wi.gov.
Our LicensE Application Status Lookup tool makes it easier for employees, and helps academic advisors support students during the license application process. To access the Application Status Lookup tool, you will need the applicant's 10-digit PAR number. An applicant may provide the number to anyone who could support their application. Find more information in our news release about this tool.
Temporary Act 10 Credential
A health care provider credentialed in good standing in another state may apply for a temporary credential to provide services in Wisconsin while a Wisconsin application for a permanent credential is pending. See information sheet 2021-A101, Form 2021-A102: Health Care Employer Notification, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further details.
Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08(2), the required renewal date for the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber credential is September 30th of each even-numbered year. 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.
Note: Applicants may apply for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) certification and Registered Nurse (RN) licensure 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. Continuing education certificates must include the title of course, number of pharmacology hours per course, and date of completion. A transcript that contains a 3 credit pharmacology/therapeutics course is also acceptable. Proof of contact hours in pharmacology must be completed within 5 years preceding the date of APNP application. If needed, a list of possible online programs to assist in the completion of pharmacology hours is provided below.
Application for Licensure
|Credentialing Information for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber Certification Applicants
|Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form
must accompany the application for the credential.)
|Important Application Information for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
|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.)
|Certification of Master's or Doctoral Degree
|Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)
|Application for Predetermination
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.)(
|Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)