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.​​​

​​​ ​​​​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 is available HERE​.  Starting on May 16, 2022, those applicants can apply at​

LicensE is for new, initial applications only. To renew your license, click HEREYou should not use LicensE to renew your license at this time.​

For additional information, please see the LicensE User Guides and Video page. ​Check back for updates, FAQs, and application tips.

​​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​, and go to​ ​​to get started​.​​​​


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.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Open Records Requests

Plan Review

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Updated Walk-up Counter Hours - Madison Office​

​The Department of Safety and Professional Services has updated their walk-up counter hours. The new hours for the walk-up counter at the ​Madison Office in the Hill Farms State ​​Office Building are: ​7:45 a.m. - 12:30 ​p.m. Monday through ​Friday.​​ DSPS offices in other locations do not have walk-up counter hours and are not staffed to support credentialing.​​​