Licensees may renew their real estate licenses online at online.drl.wi.gov/UserLogin.aspx. Licensees will need their credential number and a credit card to pay the $82 renewal fee. This fee applies to real estate salespersons, real estate brokers, and real estate business entities such as corporations, partnerships and LLCs. The PIN number will appear on the postcard or can be looked up online using the credential number and other licensee information. If you cannot renew online, you must contact the DSPS at least 15 days before your license expiration date to request a paper renewal form at [email protected] or by calling 608-261-4460 or toll-free at 808-506-4230.
The DSPS site advises to allow two business days for the processing of online renewals. Waiting until the last day may also be unwise because there can be computer issues or other reasons for an outage of the online service. If a renewal application and payment is received on time and the continuing education has been completed, the credential holder is eligible to practice while the license is being processed. The DSPS considers a license renewed as soon as the department website shows that the renewals requirements have been completed. Emails are sent to confirm completion of renewal.
Renewal status may be checked online by using the licensee lookup feature at app.wi.gov/licensesearch. This database generally is updated daily. As long as the license appears on the DSPS website as active, the licensee may practice. The reverse also is true – if the license shows as expired, then the salesperson, broker or business entity, as the case may be, is not authorized to practice real estate in Wisconsin. In other words, what appears on the DSPS database controls the ability to practice.
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