Now Live: Easier Online License Applications and Renewals!
LicensE, our new, online, self-guided occupational license application platform is now live! The list of licenses available via LicensE plus user guides and other resources are available on the LicensE Customer Information page. Anyone applying for an initial license for any of the credentials listed can apply at license.wi.gov.
LicensE is also available for some license renewals. The list of license renewals available via LicensE is in the chart on the LicensE Customer Information page.
We are introducing a new LicensE Application Status Lookup tool. This tool will make it easier for employers to track the application status of current and future employees, and it will help academic advisors support students during the license application process. To access the Application Status Lookup tool, individuals will need an applicant's 10-digit PAR number. An applicant may provide the number to anyone who could support their application. For more information, see our press release.
Application for Licensure
Application methods are listed below. Select the corresponding "Key Steps" link to view requirements. You may be asked to provide additional information during application submission or in your LicensE due diligence checklist once your application has been reviewed. All requirements originate from Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code
Initial Application by Exam
|This application method is most applicable to new graduates.||
|This application method is available to genetic counselors currently credentialed in another jurisdiction. The credentialing and renewal requirements for the existing credential must be substantially equivalent to Wisconsin requirements.||Key Steps 6102|
Applicants with at least ten years of documented work experience practicing genetic counseling are eligible to apply for licensure based on that experience. Only applications submitted by 9/1/2023 will be considered for an experience waiver. ||Key Steps 6103|
Genetic Counselor Experience Verification (if applying via Experience Waiver)|
Genetic Counselor Letter of Recommendation (if applying via Experience Waiver)|
Genetic Counselor Certificate of Professional Education (if applying by Initial Exam)|
Form 2252||Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for a new Wisconsin credential)|
|Form 2254||Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for renewal)|
|Form 2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)|
|Form 3217||Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a reduction of your credential application fee, this form must accompany the LicensE application for the credential. Renewal applications are not eligible for a fee reduction.)|
|Documentation of Name||Name Documentation (if applicable) There is no form for this requirement. However, if your name on all credentials or incoming supporting documents is not the same submit a certified copy of marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.|
|Form 3085||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 submitting a credential application.)|
Other Forms||Forms related to military benefits, exam accommodations, social security number, etc. are available under Other Forms.|
|Self-Service||Visit our Self-Service page for information related to your credential, credential verification, application status search, and license look-up. |
Statutes and Administrative Code
Continuing Education Information
Offenses that May Result in Refusal, Bar, or Termination of Licensure
Genetic Counselors Affiliated Credentialing Board
Orders and Disciplinary Actions
Conviction Self Report
Professional Assistance Procedure
File a Complaint
Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)