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Veterans Professional/Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program
2011 Wisconsin Act 209


What is the Veterans Professional/Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program?

Wisconsin Act 209 (effective July 1, 2012) requires that the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) establish and maintain a program that grants fee waivers for initial licenses to qualified Wisconsin veterans. (DFI licenses eligible for the fee waiver program are listed below.)

Under this program:

  • Each qualified applicant is eligible for only one initial license fee waiver.
  • The fee waiver applies only to licenses that are issued to individuals, and not to licenses issued to businesses or other entities.
  • Waivers are not permitted for license renewals.

To learn more about the program, click on Veterans License Fee Waiver Program

How to Apply for a Waiver

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) determines eligibility for this program. WDVA will issue a voucher to applicants who are deemed eligible for a fee waiver. To review eligibility rules or apply for a voucher, visit the WDVA’s Eligibility web page.

How to Redeem Your Voucher

You may redeem your voucher for one of the license categories below when you apply for your initial license. Each licensing program has guidelines and procedures in place regarding licenses they issue. For details on these procedures, click on the relevant license category.

DFI Licenses or Registrations Eligible for the Veterans Fee Waiver Program 

To learn more about these licenses or registrations, click on:

Mortgage Loan Originator
Securities Broker-Dealer Agent
Securities Investment Advisor Representative
Securities Agent For Issuer