Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services


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Contact Information

Physical address:
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, Wisconsin 53708

Phone: 608-266-2112

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + $100 exam fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$2,000

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Tester Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Automatic Fire Sprinkler Tester Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $180 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Class 1 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 1 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8 CIB fee. When the exam is passed, the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Class 2 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 2 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8 CIB fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Class 3 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 3 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8 CIB fee. When the exam is passed, the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Class 4 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 4 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8 CIB fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Class 5 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 5 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8 CIB fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Class 6 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 6 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8 CIB fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Class 7 Blaster License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Class 7 Blaster License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee, a $30 exam fee and an $8.00 CIB fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $100 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal application and exam will be mailed by the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of the credential.

Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Commercial Building Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Commercial Plumbing Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Commercial Plumbing Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Designer of Engineering Systems License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Law:

2017 Wisconsin Act 319

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:

A firm, partnership, or corporation requesting a certificate of authorization shall submit a completed application and fee to the Department.

Notes:
  • Beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
  • Candidates who are over 35 years of age AND have attain​ed 12 or more years of experience in Wisconsin are not required to take the examination. Experience acquired in another state cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • Questions regarding the submission of plans for state approval should be directed to the Safety and Buildings Division of DSPS at (608) 266-3151.
  • New Graduates/Exam Candidates must submit Form #2100 to be approved for examinations.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • An applicant must have 7 years of approved experience in specialized engineering design work. No more than 4 of the 7 years may be equivalent academic training or apprenticeship as provided in Wis. Stats § 443.07(2).
  • Completion of technological academic training or apprenticeship program may be considered equivalent to experience but may not exceed a total of 4 years.
  • Graduation from a course other than engineering technology shall be equivalent to 2 years of experience.
Allow Digital Signatures?No
Allow Digital Sealing?No
Requirement Notes:

As a credential holder with this Board, you are required to obtain a personal registration seal in compliance with the specifications outlined in Wis. Admin. Code § A-E 2.02


It is the credential holder's responsibility to obtain a seal, which should only include the numbers before the dash (i.e. 30666-006, 8178-005). 


The inner circle area of the seal must include the credential holder's name, credential number, and the city and state where the credential holder resides or is employed. 


This information serves as a basis for locating the credential holder and should be the same as the mailing address on file with the Board office (i.e. if the credential holder's address is Memphis, TN, then Memphis, TN must be placed on the inner circle).

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical, Fire Protection, HVAC, Plumbing and Private Sewage System Examinations   (New Graduates/Exam Candidates must submit Form #2100 to be approved for examinations.),  Application for Designer of Engineering Systems Permit,Application for Fee Reduction (This form must accompany the application for the credential) (if applicable), Designer of Engineering Systems Applicant Appraisal Form (3 Appraisal Forms Required)

Instructions:

Designer of Engineering Systems Applicant Appraisal Form: Provide replies from three (3) references having personal knowledge of your experience, one of whom is a Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, or holds a permit as a Designer of Engineering Systems. Family members can act as supplemental references in support of an application, but not as one of the three (3) required responses. Type or print your name in the box at the top of each form prior to distribution. Forms must be forwarded by you to this office with your application. 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$55 initial credential fee + $75 exam fee (if applicable) 

Notes:

Your application for registration will be presented to the Board for review when all required documents have been received. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible to allow processing and review of application before the Board meets. You’ll find a schedule of tentative Board meetings on the Department’s web site at http://dsps.wi.gov.

Required Attachments:
  • Official transcripts: Transcripts must be forwarded directly by the college to you. If you attended more than one school and transfer credits appear on the transcript from the school where the degree was received, it is not necessary to provide a transcript from the first school(s). Unofficial copies of transcripts are not acceptable.
  • Expereince record (form #463) : Evaluated by the Board to determine whether the experience you document meets the qualifying engineering experience as defined in Wis. Admin. Code § A-E 5. Provide a complete chronological listing of your experience. The beginning and ending month and year of employment must be shown for each engagement.
  • Designer of Engineering Systems Applicant Appraisal Form (form #989) - Provide replies from three (3) references, one of whom is a Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, or holds a permit as a Designer of Engineering Systems.
  • Applicants applying for a permit as a Designer of Engineering Systems on the basis that they hold a current Wisconsin master plumber license are
    required to submit the Application for Designer of Engineering Systems Permit (form #1897).

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Bienieally by January 31 on even numbered years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Penalties:

$80 renewal fee if renewed later than due date. 

Notes:

If you do not intend to practice and want your license to be placed in Retired status, you can partially renew online. If your credential status is not already in Retired status, you can complete the renewal online, up to the payment. Do not pay online. Follow instructions given during the renewal process.

If you complete the renewal for Retired status online, you will need to email our office to request paper renewal forms: DSPSRenewal@wisconsin.gov. You will also need to submit Form R443. Please be sure to inform staff at the Department to include Form R443 for you to complete or you can print it from the website.

Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must either obtain liability coverage of at least $250,000 per occurance or meet the bonding requirement. Workers' compensation insurance is also required for contractors with employees.

Bond Requirements:

Contractors must either obtain a bond of at least $25,000 of meet the liability insurance requirement.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $25 credential fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $30 credential fee.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $30 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Restricted Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Insurance Requirements:

Workers' compensation insurance is required for contractors with employees.

Bond Requirements:

At least $5,000 but less than $25,000.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Restricted Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $25 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee + $200 prorated credential fee based on the 4-year license term.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

By June 30 every 4 years.

Wisconsin Elevator Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Elevator Apprentice Restricted Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Apprentice Restricted Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Elevator Contractor License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $100 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Elevator Helper Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Helper Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Elevator Inspector Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Inspector License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $120 prorated credential fee based on a 4-year term from December 31st .

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Every 4 years by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Elevator Mechanic License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Mechanic License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $90 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Elevator Mechanic Restricted License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Mechanic Restricted License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $90 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date

Wisconsin Fire Detection, Prevention and Suppression Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Detection, Prevention and Suppression Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin HVAC Contractor Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for HVAC Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $160 prorated credential fee based on the 4-year license term.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Quadrennially from the date of issuance.

Wisconsin HVAC Qualifier Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for HVAC Qualifier Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $60 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Industrial Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Industrial Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date

Wisconsin Industrial Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Industrial Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed, the applicant will pay a $100 prorated credential fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Journeyman Automatic Fire Sprinkler Fitter License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman Automatic Fire Sprinkler Fitter License

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee and a $20 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $180 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed, the applicant will pay a $100 prorated credential fee.

Notes:

-

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee and a $20 exam fee. When the exam is passed, the applicant will pay a $180 prorated credential fee.

Notes:

-

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee and a $20 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $180 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service License

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee and a $20 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $180 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Wisconsin Lift Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Lift Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Lift Helper Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Lift Helper Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Lift Mechanic License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Lift Mechanic License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $90 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Manufactured Home Installer License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Manufactured Home Installer License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a license fee of $100.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Master Electrician License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Master Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $200 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Master Plumber License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Master Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$20 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $500 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Wisconsin Master Plumber Restricted Appliance License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Master Plumber Restricted Appliance License

Agency Fee:

$20 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $500 prorated credential fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Wisconsin Master Plumber Restricted Service License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Master Plumber Restricted Service License

Agency Fee:

$20 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $500 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Wisconsin Pipelayer Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Pipelayer Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $180 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Wisconsin Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



There is no renewal for this profession. The credential holder must re-apply bi-annually (2 years) from date of issuance if specified coursework for credential is not completed.

Wisconsin Plumbing Learner Restricted Service Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Learner Restricted Service Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



There is no renewal for this profession. The credential holder must re-apply bi-annually (2 years) from date of issuance if specified coursework for credential is not completed.

Wisconsin Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Bond Requirements:

$100,000

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$107

Due:

August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Wisconsin Private Investigator License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Private Detective License

Agency Fee:

$75 credential fee + $127 exam fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Wisconsin Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Real Estate Broker License

Agency Fee:

$60

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

By December 14 of even-numbered years.

Wisconsin Real Estate Business Entity License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/REBusinessEntity/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • General Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:
  • A Consent to Examine and Audit Trust Account (Form #814) is required if your business is required to maintain a Trust Account. 
  • Most types of business entities (including those formed under the laws of another state or country) must file documents with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). To confirm your status, you must first contact DFI at 608-261-7577 or at www.wdfi.org/corporations
Notes:

The Department must deny your application if you are liable for delinquent state taxes, UI contributions, or child support (Wis. Stats. § 440.12 and 440.13).

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Business Entity License

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

Wis. Stats. § 440.12 and 440.13

Notes:

If there is a change in any of the business representatives, the change shall be reported to the Board within 30-days after the effective date of the change by submitting this form. No fee is required.

Required Attachments:
  • Application for Real Estate Broker Business Entity License (Form #815) 
  • Consent to Examine and Audit Trust Account (Form #814) – Complete if your business is required to maintain a Trust Account as described in Wis. Admin. Code § REEB 18.
  • Irrevocable Consent for Nonresidents (Form #813) – Complete if your business is located outside Wisconsin.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

By December 14th of even-numbered years.

Before you Apply:

Most types of business entities (including those formed under the laws of another state or country) must file documents with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). To confirm your status, you must first contact DFI at 608-261-7577 or at www.wdfi.org/corporations

Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

By December 14 of even-numbered years.

Wisconsin Registered Electrician Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registered Electrician Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $20 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Registered Master Electrician Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registered Master Electrician Registration

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $150 credential fee.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



This registration does not expire.

Wisconsin Residential Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Residential Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

Wisconsin Residential Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Residential Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $100 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Residential Master Electrician License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Residential Master Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $30 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $200 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin UDC Construction Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for UDC Construction Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin UDC Electrical Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for UDC Electrical Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin UDC HVAC Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for UDC HVAC Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin UDC Inspection Agency Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin UDC Inspection Agency Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $100 credential fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin UDC Inspection Agency Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $100 credential fee

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin UDC Plumbing Inspector Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for UDC Plumbing Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $25 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay a $40 prorated credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee + $30 exam fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Wisconsin Weld Test Conductor Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Weld Test Conductor Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $20 exam fee. When the exam is passed the applicant will pay an $80 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Wisconsin Welder Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Welder Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $35 credential fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date.

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