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Welcome to

Department of Safety & Professional Services

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The mission of the Department​ of Safety and Professional Services is to promote economic growth and stability while protecting the citizens of Wisconsin as designated by statute.​​​​​

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

The ePDMP is a tool to help combat the ongoing prescription drug abuse epidemic in Wisconsin.​

Open Records Requests

License Look-Up

​​Please use License Look-Up for all programs and credentials not in eSLA.

Plan Review

Plan Review

​​Plan review is required for commercial, industrial, and other public buildings 25,000 cubic feet or larger. Review is also needed for any size of school, high-hazard occupancy, and three-unit or larger residential building.


The Department of Safety and Professional Services’ (DSPS) Green Bay office (2331 San Luis Pl., Green Bay, WI 54304) will be permanently closed effective March 31, 2023. 

The services the Green Bay office provides (e.g., manufactured home reports, UDC services, building plan review/inspections, plumbing inspections, and boiler inspections) will be moved to the Hill Farms office in Madison. 

Please direct all deliverables and service requests from the Green Bay office to the Madison office located at:

Department of Safety & Professional Services

Division of Industry Services

4822 Madison Yards Way 3rd Floor North

Madison, WI 53705​


Starting Monday, March 13, 2023 Sheboygan Avenue in Madison will be fully closed to traffic just east of Eau Claire Avenue for the construction of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station. Metro Transit bus routes will be detoured. Please ​see map​ for more details.

The sidewalk will be maintained on one side of Sheboygan Avenue, through the work zone, at all times. 

The street closure will be in place for the duration of the project, which is estimated to be completed in mid-July 2023--approximately four months. Visit the City of Madison BRT website at for more information.

Note: The Sheboygan entrance of the Hill Farms parking ramp will not be closed. This entrance will be accessible if staff enters from North Segoe Road. DSPS walk-in counter hours will still be open to the public Monday-Friday.​ ​


Due to staffing constraints, the Department is NOT able to offer same day in-person credentialing. If you are seeking assistance with your application and you have applied in LicensE, please go to the portal and click on the Request Support icon and create a ticket. If you applied via paper application through fax, email or via OLAS and are seeking assistance, please call 608-266-2112.​

The following services will be available at the counter ​Monday-Friday: Renewal, Trades and Manufactured Homes. Those seeking other services, including application status, will be asked to complete a form summarizing the reason for their visit. Front counter staff will collect this form and any supporting documentation for applicants in the legacy licensing system. Each day credentialing staff will work on reviewing forms received and follow up with the applicant via email or phone. All inquiries will be replied to within five business days.​​​​​​​​

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 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.​

​​​Online Services Upgrades

The Department of Safety and Professional Services has moved ​the​ Commercial Building and Elevator programs to our​ upgraded online system, the Electronic Safety and Licensing Application known as​ eSLA. eSLA​ will allow you to complete all of your applications, submissions, renewals, and payments related to your credential, permit, or plan review online.​

Visit the Customer Information​ ​page for​ instructions on first-time login​. Go to​​ ​​to get started​.​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

Recall Alert: Schneider Electric Square D QO™ Plug-On-Neutral Load Center

Schneider Electric has issued a product recall on specific models of the Square D QO™ Plug-On-Neutral Load Center (also known as a breaker box or electrical panel). Visit Schneider Electric online at for more information. 

Any recalled models previously installed within the state of Wisconsin will be flagged during inspection and may require replacement before the inspection is approved.​​​​

​SCAM ALERT: Neither the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services nor regulating or licensing boards (e.g. State Board of Nursing) will contact credential holders requesting payment to clear or restore licenses. You will also not receive emails from DSPS or regulatory boards asking you to verify your account by clicking on a link​ or by providing your email and password. If you receive a call, email, fax, letter, text, or other communication indicating that there are problems with your license/credential that can be resolved with immediate payment or by clicking a link or providing your email and/or password, this could be a scam. Do not give out your personal, confidential information to someone claiming to be from a government agency or board. This document ​has more information about what to do if you think someone is trying to scam you.​​