Corporate Guardianships – Application Process

This page describes the paperwork needed to become a corporate guardianship business. Paperwork in Sections I and II must be completed prior to paperwork in Section III.

Section I

Department of Financial Institutions (DFI): Form DFI-102 (Articles of Incorporation – Nonstock Corporation)

  • The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Corporate Guardianship program requires a copy of the submitted DFI-102 form when a corporate guardianship application is processed. The name of a corporate guardianship business must end with the abbreviation "Inc." (refer to Article 1 of DFI-102 instructions). DQA returns corporate guardian application materials if applying corporations do not have "Inc." at the end of names.
  • DFI provides form DFI-102 as an online form (link is external) and as a PDF document (PDF, 1.5 MB) with instructions (PDF, 41 KB).

Section II

DQA—Office of Caregiver Quality (OCQ)

The Caregiver Law, under s. 50.065, Wis Stats., requires two types of caregiver background checks:

  1. Those completed by employers on their entities and contractors (see Chapters 1 and 2 of the Caregiver Program Manual).
  2. Those completed by DQA license holders/legal representatives and non-client residents of DQA-regulated entities.

The Caregiver Background Check Process page provides background check information and forms needed to fulfill requirements.

Section III

DQA—Bureau of Education Services and Technology

Completion of the Corporate Guardian Status Application (F-60820) (PDF, 47 KB) is the last step in the corporate guardian application process.

For questions regarding corporate guardianships, call 608-266-8481 or email

Last Revised: July 6, 2015