Now Live: Easier Online License Applications!
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 for new, initial applications only. To renew your license, click HERE.
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.
In March 2013, the Department of Safety and Professional Services piloted the Online Licensure Application System (OLAS).
Effective December 2017, OLAS allows the following applicants to apply for licensure and pay fees online:
- Professional Engineer (Reciprocity only)
Effective January 2014, OLAS allows the following applicants to apply for licensure and pay fees online:
Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) graduates of WI Board of Nursing-approved schools
Real Estate Brokers, Real Estate Salespersons, Real Estate Business Entities, and Timeshare Salespersons
Private Detectives, Private Security Persons and Private Detective Agencies
Effective April 2014, OLAS allows the following applicants to apply for licensure and pay fees online:
Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts Second, Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts Matchmaker, Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts Timekeeper Boxing Referee, Mixed Martial Arts Referee
Effective August 2014, OLAS allows the following applicants to apply for licensure and pay fees online:
Effective September 2014, OLAS allows the following applicants to apply for licensure and pay fees online:
Physicians (MD and DO) and Special Permits such as Locum Tenens, Camp Physician, Visiting Professors, and Temporary Education.
OLAS is not meant to renew or reinstate a credential previously held in Wisconsin. (This does not apply to Boxing/MMA professions.)
If you need to renew a credential expired less than 5 years ago, please log in here: https://online.drl.wi.gov/UserLogin.aspx.profession page and application forms here: http://dsps.wi.gov/Licenses-Permits/Credentialing.
Nursing Applicants: Only new nursing graduates applying by examination whose schools participate in the OLAS are eligible to apply online.
All other applicants must print off, complete, and mail in application materials found here: http://dsps.wi.gov/LicensesPermitsRegistrations/Credentialing-Division-Home-Page/Health-Professions. OLAS eliminates the paper application process and reduces processing time for applicants, as well as allows for timely and efficient communication.
WI Board of Nursing-Approved Schools interested in participating in OLAS email a request to DSPS@wi.gov.
Online Licensure Application System (OLAS)