Now Live: Easier Online License Applications!
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.wi.gov.
LicensE is for new, initial applications only. To renew your license, click HERE.
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.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08(2), the required renewal date for the Occupational Therapist credential is 05/31/ each even-numbered year. 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.
An applicant for permanent licensure may apply for a temporary certificate at the same time but must pay both fees and meet the following conditions:
- Be a graduate of an approved school and be scheduled to take the national certification examination or be awaiting examination results.
- Practice during the period of the temporary certificate shall be in consultation, at least monthly, with an occupational therapist who shall at least once each month endorse the activities of the person holding the temporary certificate.
Pre-Credential Education Information
Successfully complete the academic requirements and supervised internship of an accredited educational program in occupational therapy.
Certification by the
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Late Renewal Applicants (Wisconsin license expired more than 5 years)
Must submit application with appropriate fees and supporting documents, including proof of continuing education
Application for Licensure
||Credentialing Information for Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant Applicants|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the credential application.)|
1570||Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant Certificate of Professional Education (This form must come directly from your school.)|
|1572 ||Request for Temporary License for Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant |
||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)|
3085||Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)|
||Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)|