Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber

License Information

Per Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber credential is 09/30/even years. 

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 (Form #2923)

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

FormDescription
2124Application for Certification As an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
​2151​Inportant Application Information for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
2157Certification 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.)
2367Certification of Master's or Doctoral Degree
2829Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding the completion of Continuing Education, included in on-line renewal and paper form - see Continuing Education Information for details)
  • INS (Current liability insurance, if renewing via paper form you must also submit form #2915)
  • NTL (Current national certification or Continuous Competence Assessment (CCA) Cycle, if renewing via paper form you must also submit form #2915) 
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or dsps@wisconsin.gov.

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form:  (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area

FormDescription
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension
2915Additional Requirements for Renewal

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship.  Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.