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How do I qualify for an operator's license? 

You obtain your operator's license from the Clerk of Courts in the county or municipality in which you will be working.

To qualify for an operator's license, you must
  • be at least 18 years old,
  • meet criminal record requirements, and
  • have completed a responsible serving course. 
The last requirement can be waived if it is a renewal application for your operator license or if you held an alcohol beverage license, including an operator's license, within the past two years. 

The municipality may issue you a provisional operator's license if you are enrolled in a responsible beverage server course when you apply. 

An operator's license is only good in the municipality that issues it. For instance, if you are issued an operator's license in the City of Milwaukee, you may not use it in a suburban municipality, like Franklin.