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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.
Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Funeral Director credential is 12/14/odd 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.
Pre-Credential Education Information
Applicants must submit evidence of having completed 9 months or more instruction in a prescribed course in a mortuary science school; and two years of academic instruction in a college or university with coursework in specific areas. Completion of an apprenticeship is also required. For details concerning requirements, see
Wis. Admin. Code § FD 1.
Application for License
Application for Late Renewal (License Expired Five Years or More)
|Information for Funeral Director Examination
|Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the application for the credential.)
|Information for Funeral Director License
|Verification of Examination or Registration (reciprocal applicants only)
|Notice of Change of the Funeral Director in Charge
|Notice of New Funeral Establishment Employer
|Consumer's Guide to Pre-Planning a Funeral
|Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)
|Convictions and Pending Charges
|Information for Late Renewal of Credential (Submit if license has been expired for five years or more.)
|Verification of Examination or Registration
|Convictions and Pending Charges