Private Security Person

Permit Information

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Private Security Permit credential is 08/31/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.

A firearms permit must be obtained from the Department in order to carry a firearm while on duty as a private detective, except as provided in Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 34.01 (5) to (8).  See Firearms Permit page for additional information.


Application for Permit (Including for a Permit Expired Five Years or more)

First time applicants may use the Online Licensure Application System (OLAS).

FormDescription
2271Application for Private Security Permit
2687Authorization for Release of FBI Information
3038​Addendum to OLAS for Security Professions
3076Notice of Private Security Person or Private Detective - Employment Termination
2323​Notice of Private Security Person - New Employment
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding previous arrests/convictions and/or pending charges.)
  • CIB (Criminal Background Check to be run by Department.)
  • AGY (Must be employed by a licensed agency to renew this credential.)
  • 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.

Please note the following information in regards to all background checks (CIBs) required for your license renewal.  Please allow 7-10 business days, during the open renewal period, for completion of all CIB requirements.

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
​2825​Renewal addendum to be used for renewal in lieu of specific individual renewal notices. This paperwork does not come prefilled with a license holder's information and would need to be completed in full, including license holders signature. Payments would remain the same ($115 for a standard renewal and $140 for a late renewal) and would need to have the payment form completed and returned together.
​2323​Notice of New Employment for Private Security Persons. (This form is required for any private security persons, within five (5) days of new employment.)
3076​Notice of Employment Termination of Private Security Persons or Private Detective Licenses. (Required for any private detective licenses that are being transferred to a new or different agency. There is no fee associated with the termination only.)
R210​​Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

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.