The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and the Universities of Wisconsin announced an agreement today that will allow the Universities to help facilitate the occupational licensing process for their students entering health care fields.

“Wisconsin is in a war for talent. It is real and it is urgent,” Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman said during the announcement at UW-Milwaukee. “This collaboration has so much potential for the graduates in these high-demand fields at UW-Milwaukee and all of the 13 Universities of Wisconsin.”

The agreement involves use of the LicensE Educator Access Portal (LEAP), a new tool that gives the Universities limited access to LicensE, the online occupational licensing system DSPS launched last year.

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