Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

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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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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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Company

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$400

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + $100 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$2,000

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

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
Fact Checked:4/26/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:4/26/18

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.

Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Restricted Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $25 credential fee.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Wisconsin Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

By June 30 every 4 years.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Wisconsin Elevator Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $100 credential fee

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Wisconsin Exterior Asbestos Company Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Company

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Wisconsin HVAC Contractor Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Quadrennially from the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Lead Abatement Company Certification

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Lead Abatement Company Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Wisconsin Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Wisconsin.

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

Registration Not Required

Not required



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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin UDC Inspection Agency Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $100 credential fee

Fact Checked:1/27/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee + $30 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wisconsin Utility Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$175

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$175

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Application - Individual

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Commercial Plumbing Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $30 credential fee.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $30 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Elevator Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Elevator Apprentice Restricted Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Apprentice Restricted Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Elevator Helper Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Helper Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Elevator Inspector Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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 .

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Every 4 years by December 31.

Notes:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Mechanic License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $90 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Elevator Mechanic Restricted License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Mechanic Restricted License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $90 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fire Detection, Prevention and Suppression Inspector Certification

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin HVAC Qualifier Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Industrial Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Industrial Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal Reminder/Application will be mailed before renewal date

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Industrial Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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:

-

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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:

-

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Every 4 years by March 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$325

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

Biennially by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$125 + $50 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Biennially by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$150 + $50 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Lead Inspector Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$150 + $50 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Due:

Annually by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$175 + $50 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application ? Individual Lead Disciplines

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by the date of last certification.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Lift Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Lift Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Lift Helper Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Lift Helper Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Lift Mechanic License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Lift Mechanic License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $90 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Manufactured Home Installer License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Manufactured Home Installer License

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Master Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Master Plumber License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Pipelayer Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Pipelayer Registration

Agency Fee:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

March 31 every 4 years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Plumbing Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

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

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Learner Restricted Service Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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 Registered Electrician Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registered Electrician Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $20 credential fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Registered Master Electrician Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registered Master Electrician Registration

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee and a $150 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



This registration does not expire.

Wisconsin Residential Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Residential Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $15 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Residential Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Residential Master Electrician License

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Weld Test Conductor Certification

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Every 4 years by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Wisconsin Welder Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Welder Registration

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and a $35 credential fee.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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