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It depends.  In OWI -1st situations, the client is immediately eligible for an occupational license.  However, this assumes that the client had no prior revocations or suspensions within the one year period prior to the new revocation.  If there is a prior revocation or suspension within one year, the client will be ineligible for an occupational license. 

If a client's license is administratively suspended, the client is also immediately eligible for an occupational license. 

In all other OWI cases, there is normally a 45 day waiting period for the occupational license. In older cases, the waiting period could be increased to one year. It is dependent on the date of the violation.

Once again, if there was a prior revocation or suspension within the last year, you might also be ineligible for an occupational license.

In refusal situations, the wait for the occupational license is longer.  If the refusal is considered a first offense, the wait is 30 days (assuming no other revocations or suspensions within the last year).  If the refusal is considered a second then the wait is 90 days.  If the refusal is considered a third offense, the wait is 120 days.  Again, this is assuming no other revocations or suspensions within the last year and that there are not two countable OWI related offenses within five years of each other.

 

Finally, if you are eligible for an occupational license and you have been ordered to install an Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle, the WI DOT will not issue an occupational license until that device has been properly installed on your vehicle.