New bill would expand universal standard for credential recognition in Wisconsin 

GOP lawmakers are looking for co-sponsors for a bill to standardize the process for granting reciprocal credentials to those with professional licenses from out of state, WisBusiness reports. 

Existing credential-specific standards would be replaced with a “universal licensure standard” in Wisconsin, expanding an existing universal standard for credential recognition that currently applies only to service members, veterans, and their spouses.  

The bill would repeal the existing reciprocal credential provision to specific professions in state law, and — among other limitations — the bill would not include recipients who are under investigation by a credentialing authority in another state. 

The bill came out of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses, which discussed solutions for licensing delays at the state Department of Safety and Professional Services. The co-sponsorship deadline is Friday at noon.