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Applicants, recruiters, institutions, and others involved in the placement of individuals who seek to be credentialed in the state of Wisconsin should understand that the credentialing process takes time and that credentialing is not guaranteed to any applicant.  Factors that determine the length of time it may take to process an application include the length of time the applicant had been in practice, the total number of jurisdictions in which the applicant has been credentialed, and the length of time it takes for supporting documents to be received in the Department and reviewed.


The application consists of an all-inclusive packet with instructions and information on all applicable requirements.  We strive to process applications in a timely fashion.  We cannot issue a credential until all of the required documents have been received and reviewed in the Department.


It is the Department’s mission and legislative mandate to provide consumer protection for Wisconsin residents.  The Department and the Boards have been asked to waive requirements to expedite the process, only to discover legitimate grounds to deny a credential.  This can present a serious problem for the applicant, recruiter, or institutions if the applicant relocated, purchased property, or made other commitments prior to the issuance of a Wisconsin credential.  We urge you not to make these moves until you know that your credential has been issued.  Please “plan ahead” as we cannot speed up the credentialing process or waive supporting documents even in emergency situations.

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