Renew current WIC authorization

The renewal time period for currently authorized stores with agreements expiring September 30, 2018 is April 16, 2018 through May 15, 2018.


Renew your authorization to accept WIC benefits by completing an online application. You have 30 days to complete and submit the online application to the Connecticut WIC Program. Applications must be submitted before May 16th.


Follow the steps below to complete the online application process for WIC authorization. A few things before you proceed:

If you have any questions about the Renewal process before you begin, please call the WIC Program at 1-860-509-8084 or email us at


1. Register for a Vendor Portal Account

Before you start your application:

Register for a Vendor Portal account in order to obtain access to the online application.

A copy of the user’s driver’s license must be emailed to in order to be approved.


You must have a valid email address. The Connecticut WIC Program will send you a confirmation email when your account has been approved.

After 24 hours from the receipt of the approved email, return back to this page or continue with the link in the email.

2. Complete Online Application

You have 30 days to complete and submit the online application to the Connecticut WIC Program. You can start the application and return later to complete it.
Helpful Tip: Save time by completing the Vendor Portal Worksheet.

Application Assistance Workshops: There are five (5) dates available for owners to receive assistance with processing the online application. You must bring your completed worksheet and the supporting documentation. Register for a Vendor Portal Account prior to arrival.

Dates: April 24th, April 26th, May 2nd, May 8th and May 10th
Times: 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM all five (5) days
Location: Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

3. Submit Supporting Documentation

Your WIC application is not complete until you upload and submit the following required supporting documents, based on your specific store demographics.

Owner Information Form: If the signature on this form is not the owner, partner, member or franchisee, then include with the Owner Information Form a copy of a document that authorizes the representative to sign and contract for on behalf of this business.

• Driver’s License-Owner

• Driver’s License-Store Manager

• OS-114 Sales and Tax Use forms

Ready to start? Log in with your user name and password to Complete the Online Application.


4. Application Status

After the application is submitted, the Connecticut WIC Program will process the application and contact you if any further information is needed. If you have additional questions about the application process, please call the Connecticut WIC Program at 1-860-509-8084 for assistance.

The Connecticut WIC Program will send an email to the owner if the application is approved. The email will contain information about vendor training.

You must attend a training class to continue the re-authorization process. If the person who will attend is someone other than the owner of the store, he or she must bring a signed training authorization letter that authorizes that person to be trained on their behalf by the WIC Program and present it to be admitted to the training class. This representative will be responsible for training the owner and all other employees handling WIC transactions.



The Open Enrollment period for new store authorizations in the Connecticut WIC Program is closed. When another opportunity is offered, the information will be posted here.


Click on the link below for a full listing of our authorized vendors organized by town: Authorized Vendor List

Connecticut has 594 Authorized Vendors and 151 Pharmacy Only Stores.

Retailer Bulletins for October 2017-September 2018: 

March 2018 Redemption Data

January 2018 Changes to the Vendor Agreement

A vendor must purchase infant formula only from a list provided by the WIC program. The following link provides the list of approved wholesalers, distributors, retailers and manufacturers. Infant Formula Distributor's List

You must meet the required minimum inventory at all times, click on the following link to view the Minimum Inventory Requirements:

Minimum Inventory Requirements

Pictorial Minimum Inventory listing

The vendor agreement does not constitute a license or a property interest. The agreement is in effect for the stated time period only. WIC Vendor Agreement

WIC Approved Contract and Specialized Formula listing:  WIC Approved Formula listing

Stand beside equipment vendors: Click on the following link to watch a video for Conduent Stand beside Machine equipment set-up:

Click on the following link below for a quick reference to your stand beside equipment: Quick Reference guide


For eWIC information, click here: eWIC for Vendors


Click on the following link for the WIC Program Federal Regulations:




  Food Package Information
  Training Materials  WIC Vendor Advisory Council




State of Connecticut WIC Program

1-800-741-2142 or (860) 509-8084