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.