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Permit Information

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Overview

Students, faculty, and staff wishing to use the Student Shop must obtain a shop permit. There are three different permits, each providing a certain level of training and access to shop resources. Students coming to the shop will be expected to have their permit with them and while working in the shop the permit must be worn visibly. If you would like to learn more about shop permits follow the links on the left or read the FAQ page.

Requirements

To apply for a permit you must be at least 18 years old and either a current UW-Madison student with an affiliation to the College of Engineering (either an engineering major, enrolled in an engineering course, or in an engineering student organization) or a current member of the UW-Madison College of Engineering faculty or staff.

Students not enrolled in the College of Engineering

Any student wishing to apply for a permit but who is not enrolled in the College of Engineering must have their professor or advisor email the Student Shop (coesshop@cae.wisc.edu) and verify that the student in question has a legitimate reason to be given access to the shop (i.e. that they are in some way affiliated with the College of Engineering) as well as the student's NetID or Campus ID number. We will then send a confirmation email to that student when they can apply online.

Faculty and Staff

Most engineering faculty and staff should not have a problem applying for a permit. However, if the system does not recognize you as either faculty or staff you must email the Student Shop (coesshop@cae.wisc.edu) letting us know you wish to apply for a permit. Please include your NetID or Campus ID number. We will then send you a confirmation email when you can apply online.