Wisconsin Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Wisconsin.

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Company Licenses

Wisconsin Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Wisconsin Asbestos Company Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Company

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/AutomaticFireSprinkler/Contractor/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

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 Restricted Certification

More Information:

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

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 Contractor License

More Information:

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

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 Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Exterior Asbestos Company Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Company

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Wisconsin HVAC Contractor Registration

More Information:

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

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 Lead Abatement Company Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



There is no state level license for plumbing firms in Wiscosin, however, individual and local licensing requirements may apply.

Wisconsin UDC Inspection Agency Registration

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/UDC/InspectionAgency/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Individual Licenses

Wisconsin Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Exterior Supervisor Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Exterior Worker Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Management Planner Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Project Designer Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/AutomaticFireSprinkler/SystemApprentice/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Tester Registration

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/AutomaticFireSprinkler/SystemTester/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 1 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class1/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 2 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class2/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 3 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class3/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 4 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class4/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 5 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class5/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 6 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class6/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Class 7 Blaster License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Blaster/Class7/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Commercial Plumbing Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

More Information:

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

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.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$30

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Wisconsin Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Elevator Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Elevator Apprentice Restricted Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Elevator Helper Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Elevator Inspector Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Elevator Mechanic Restricted License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Fire Detection, Prevention and Suppression Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin HVAC Qualifier Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Industrial Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Industrial Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Journeyman Automatic Fire Sprinkler Fitter License

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/AutomaticFireSprinkler/FitterJourneyman/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Lead Abatement Project Designer Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lead Abatement Supervisor Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lead Abatement Worker Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lead Hazard Investigator Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lead Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lead Risk Assessor Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lead Sampling Technician Certification

More Information:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/training-certification.htm

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division

Wisconsin Lift Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Lift Helper Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Lift Mechanic License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Manufactured Home Installer License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Master Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Master Plumber License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Master Plumber Restricted Appliance License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Master Plumber Restricted Service License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Pipelayer Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Plumbing Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Plumbing Learner Restricted Service Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Registered Electrician Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Registered Master Electrician Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Residential Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Residential Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Residential Master Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin UDC Construction Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/UDC/ConstructionInspector/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin UDC Electrical Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/UDC/ElectricalInspector/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin UDC HVAC Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/UDC/HVACInspector/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin UDC Plumbing Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/UDC/PlumbingInspector/Default.aspx

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Weld Test Conductor Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wisconsin Welder Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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