Continuing Education Requirements for Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifiers

 

To renew your Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license:

  1. Complete 12 hours of approved continuing education
  2. Submit your renewal fee to the state

The state of Wisconsin requires all Dwelling Contractor Qualifiers to obtain 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Wisconsin Contractors Institute offers several home study and online courses to meet these requirements.

When you complete one of our approved continuing education courses, you will receive a certificate of completion for your records. We will then submit the continuing education hours directly to the state.

The state will send out a renewal notice in the mail around 1-2 months before your license expiration date. Once you have completed the continuing education, you can send in your renewal fee to the state. You can mail in your renewal, or you can renew your license online using the Department of Safety and Professional Services’ online portal, eSLA.

The renewal fee is $30.

 

To reinstate a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license that has been expired more than 2 years:

  1. Complete initial qualifier course in dwelling construction
  2. Submit application, supporting documentation, and fee

Anyone who holds a license that has been expired for more than two years will need to take an Initial Qualifier course to have their license reinstated. Wisconsin Contractors Institute offers the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Initial Course for just $99. This course is approved for the 12 hours needed to reinstate your license.

When you complete the Initial Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Course, you will receive a certificate of completion that you can submit with your application. The application for the reinstatement of your Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license can be found here.

There is a $70 fee, consisting of a $15 application fee, a $30 credential fee, and a $25 late renewal fee.

You can renew your license by mail, or you can use the state’s online system.

Requirements to obtain your Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier License

To obtain your Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license:

  1. Complete 12 hours of an approved initial qualifier course
  2. Submit your application and fee to the state

 

Anyone applying for a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier certification needs to complete 12 hours of an approved initial qualifier course in dwelling construction within one year of applying for the license. Proof of completing the course will need to be provided with your application, along with the associated fees.

Wisconsin Contractors Institute offers the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Initial Course for just $99. This course is approved for the 12 hours needed to obtain your license.

When you pass the open book exam of the Initial Course, you will receive a certificate of completion that you can submit with your application. The application for the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license can be found here.

There is a $45 fee, consisting of a $15 application fee and a $30 credential fee. The application, certificate of completion, and $45 fee can be mailed to:

Department of Safety and Professional Services
Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0780

Requirements For Your Dwelling Contractor License

To obtain your Dwelling Contractor license:

  1. Submit your application and fee
  2. Submit proof of insurance

Anyone wishing to obtain a Dwelling Contractor license for their business must submit an application, which can be found here. You must also submit proof of insurance. There are no continuing education requirements.

There is a $40 fee, consisting of a $15 application fee and a $25 credential fee.

 

To renew your Dwelling Contractor license:

  1. Submit renewal fee to the state of Wisconsin.

There are no continuing education requirements to renew your Dwelling Contractor license. You simply need to pay the renewal fee of $25 each year, based on your date of issuance. The state will send a renewal notice in the mail 1-2 months before your expiration date.

You can mail in your renewal, or you can pay the fee online using the Department of Safety and Professional Services’ online system.

FAQs

What is the difference between the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license and the Dwelling Contractor license?

The Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license is your personal license, held under your name, and requires 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years. This license renews every other year. The Dwelling Contractor license is for your business, held under the business name, and does NOT require continuing education. The Dwelling Contractor license must be renewed every year.

Do you report my continuing education hours to the state?

Yes, we report your continuing education hours to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services on a daily basis.

Do I get proof that I completed the Dwelling Contractor online courses?

We will send you a certificate of completion for the courses you complete. The certificates are for you records.

How do I know when I need to renew my license?

The state of Wisconsin will mail you a renewal notice 1-2 months before your expiration date. You can also look up your license information using the state’s eSLA Public Lookup site. Type in your name, click search, and view your information.

What if I still have questions about completing my Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor continuing education courses?

No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (262) 409-4282 with any questions

What if I have questions and need to reach the state of Wisconsin?

You can contact the Department of Safety and Professional Services by phone at 608-266-2112, or by email at DSPSCredTrades@wisconsin.gov.