Certificate of Authorization: Geology, Hydrology, or Soil Science Firms (GHSS)

License Information

Per Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the GHSS Certificate of Authorization credential is 01/31/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.

The business entity must be organized under Wisconsin state law and be in good standing in the state, or have applied for/obtained a Certificate of Authority from the Department of Financial Institutions.

For more information, see s. 470.045, Wis. Stats.


Application for Licensure (Including for a License Expired Five Years or More)

A corporation requesting a certificate of authorization shall submit Form #2404, Application for Certificate of Authorization and fee to the Department, listing names and addresses of all officers and directors, and all individuals in its employment licensed to practice professional geology, professional hydrology or professional soil science in this state who will be in responsible charge of professional geology, professional hydrology or professional soil science in this state.

FormDescription
2404Application for Certificate of Authorization
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • APP (Form #2486)

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
2486​Report of Renewal Information For Certificate of Authorization - Geology, Hydrology or Soil Science Firm
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees