OLAS

In March 2013, the Department of Safety and Professional Services piloted the Online Licensure Application System (OLAS).


​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 Seconds, Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts Matchmakers, Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts Timekeepers, and Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts Referees

Effective August 2014, OLAS allows the following applicants to apply for licensure and pay fees online:

  • Physicians (MD and DO); this excludes Special Permits such as Locum Tenens, Camp Physicians, Visiting Professors, and Temporary Education

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 Physicians, 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 to the Online License Renewal. Application forms can be found by visiting the profession-specific page via the A-Z Professions List.


Nursing Applicants: Only new Nursing Graduates Applying by Examination Whose Schools Participate in the OLAS are Eligibile to Apply Online

All other applicants must print off, complete, and mail in application materials found on each profession-specific page via the A-Z Professions List.