Out-of-State Learning Placements

The State of Wisconsin regulates approximately 280 different credential types. Individuals and institutions of higher education are directed to contact the Wisconsin state agency or state board responsible for licensing individuals in various professions.

Common Licensure Types


The most common licensure types and corresponding licensing agency or board:

Profession Wisconsin State Agency or Board
Accounting Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Appraiser Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Educator Department of Public Instruction, Out-of-State Applicants
Emergency Medical Services Department of Health Services
Engineering Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Funeral Services and Mortuary Science Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Nursing Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Occupational Therapy Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Physical Therapy Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Psychology Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Social Work Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List
Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician Veterinary Examining Board
Others issued by Department of Safety and Professional Services Department of Safety and Professional Services, A-Z Professions List

In addition to those listed above, there are over a dozen other Wisconsin state agencies and boards that also have occupational oversight responsibilities and must be contacted directly. For the most complete, readily available list, see the Wisconsin Occupational Licensing Study Legislative Report, December 2018.

The Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board (DLAB) does not review the requirements, if any, for experiential learning placements or supervised field experiences (e.g., clinical rotations, practica, student teaching, internships, etc.) from out-of-state (or in-state) educational programs for their students participating in such programs in Wisconsin.