State credentials now available electronicallyThe Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing will no longer mail credentials to individuals who renew online.
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing will no longer mail credentials to individuals who renew online.
Instead, credential holders will receive the full-color credentials electronically. The new “E-Credential,” like the one delivered by mail, can be printed and will be suitable for framing and display one the department processes the renewal. The department will alert people by e-mail when their credential is available for printing.
“Credential holders who renew on-line have been telling us how great it would be to get their renewed credential online also and we are delivering on that request, right into their inbox,” said Celia Jackson, regulation and licensing secretary.
The entire online renewal process, including printing, is handled securely and confidentially with personal information of the licensees protected.
The new process will also allow individuals to print extra copies of their credential, where permissible by law, at no charge, to replace a missing credential or to display it in an additional location. The current charge for each duplicate credential is $10.
The new “E-Credential” will be implemented with renewals as they come up over the next two years. DRL will continue to print and mail credentials to individuals who choose not to, or are unable to renew online and prefer the traditional method for renewing their credential. Go to http://drl.wi.gov/ecredential_about.html for information.