Now Live for Trades Credentials!
LicensE is your online, self-guided occupational license application platform for Health, Business, Trades, Manufactured Homes, and Unarmed Combat Sports credentials and permits.
All applications for licensure and permits must be made through
LicensE. Go to
license.wi.gov to apply for a license. Please refer to the
LicensE Applicant User Guide for assistance.
Other helpful links:
Third parties include educational institutions, employers, testing centers, and other individuals and entities who need to supply documentation on behalf of an applicant. Please see the
LicensE User Guides and Videos page for third-party user guides, demo videos, and more.
LicensE Application Status Lookup tool makes it easier for employers, and academic institutions to support applicants during the licensing process. To access the tool, you will need the applicant's 10-digit PAR number. Applicants may provide the number to anyone working to support their application. Find more information in our
news release about this tool.
DSPS WALK-IN COUNTER
The Department is NOT able to offer same day in-person credentialing.
The following services will be available at the counter Monday-Friday: Trades Renewals and Manufactured Homes Titling Assistance.
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.
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 permit or plan review online.
Customer Information page for instructions on first-time login. Go to
esla.wi.gov to get started.