Wisconsin is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
Also participates in the NLC until June 11, 2018
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately 7-15 business days upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 90 days.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.
Temp license available only if original state license does not participate in NURSYS.
|Verification of original state license||No||Yes|
|Verification of current state license (if original state license is expired)||No||Yes|
|Criminal background check – if applying for multistate license||No||Yes|
Apply online – only graduates of WI board of nursing approved schools may apply online
*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.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$86||Approximately within 2 business days – renew online if expired less than 5 years|
|Reinstatement||Approximately 15-20 business days|
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address