Wisconsin

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WISCONSIN BOARD OF NURSING

Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Phn:  608-266-2112  Fx608-261-7083
http://dsps.wi.gov

COMPACT STATE

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$82.00  

Approx 7-15 business days – valid for 90 days (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp License

$10.00

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license             

No

Yes

Verification of current state license (if original state license is expired)

No

Yes

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$86.00

Approx within 2 business days if renewed online

Late Fee

$25.00

 

Reinstatement

If expired more than 5 years, $107.00

Approx 15-20 business days

Online Renewal
https://online.drl.wi.gov/UserLogin.aspx

Verify a WI license
https://app.wi.gov/licensesearch

 

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address

In order to work in a compact state, each nurse must have proof of residence in a compact state in the form of a government issued id showing an actual street address (current driver /license) as well as a current, active RN /license in said state. This nurse does not need to obtain licensure in any of the other participating compact states.

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