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Welcome to

Department of Safety & Professional Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Protecting the Public, Promoting Progress

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.

DSPS Performance Data

DSPS Performance Data

​Find DSPS performance ​data on our new real-time dashboard, Occupational Licensing: By the Numbers.

Wisconsin DSPS is working to further Governor Tony Evers’ success in addressing our state’s workforce challenges, using novel collaborations, technology, and data to speed up the transition from classroom to job site. Learn more here.
​Now​ Live for Trades Credentials!

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 to apply for a license. Please refer to the LicensE Applicant User Guide for assistance. 

Other helpful links:

​Third-Party Resources

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.

Our 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.​​



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.​​​​​​​​​​​​


​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.​​