Profession FAQ


The following are answers to some frequently asked questions received by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. These questions and answers are general in nature and are provided as a public service. Licensees and applicants with specific questions should refer to the Wisconsin statutes and administrative code provisions which govern their profession. In any instance in which an answer may differ from the provisions of the statutes and administrative code provisions, the latter will govern.

Does a sole proprietor need to obtain a firm license?

No, in fact, under Ch Accy 1.405(2) , Wisc Admin Code a sole proprietor may not use a name implying multiple ownership such as "firm" or "& Co" because such names are misleading to the general public.