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author RocketCert Staff
date 06.29.2022

If you want to work in the construction industry in Wisconsin, you need to make sure that you are clear on the requirements for contractor licensing and training. This includes requirements that apply to Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier licenses.

Initial licensure requires completion of the WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifier continuing education course, which includes topics like best practices, construction laws, and building codes.

Any contractor working in the state needs to obtain a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license. For those planning on owning a contracting business, a Dwelling Contractor license is also needed in addition to the Qualifier license. In fact, only professionals who hold both types of licenses are legally able to acquire building permits for jobs.

Professionals in the state of Wisconsin who hold a Dwelling Qualifier license are required to complete at least 12 hours of continuing education courses in order to renew their licenses, which are set to expire every two years.

Many other professional licenses have specific dates on which they expire; however, the Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier expires on the same month and day on which it was issued.

Topics Required for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Renewal in Wisconsin

There are specific topics that must be covered in continuing education courses in order for professionals to qualify for renewal. Continuing education courses must be completed no later than the exact date that a person’s license expires.

The topics that make up the 12 required hours include:

  • Legislative, legal, and regulatory updates and changes
  • Workplace safety
  • Building codes and related topics
  • Functional fields of business
  • Workers' Compensation

The first step in renewing your Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier is to complete these 12 hours of approved continuing education courses. The next step is to submit proof of completion to the state, along with your renewal fee.

The best online websites that provide continuing education courses will electronically submit your certificate of completion (which should be auto-generated) to the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) for you within 24 hours.

You will receive a notice of renewal about three months before the expiration date of your license. At this time, you can submit needed materials and fees to the state online via the Department of Safety and Professional Services portal.

If the certificate was not automatically electronically submitted, you will also need to submit the certificate of completion you will receive from your continuing education courses.

Continuing education could include conferences, workshops, seminars, or even online classes. There are excellent courses available online that are approved by the state of Wisconsin to qualify professionals for their license renewal.

Any activity or course you take must be state-approved in order to count toward the required 12 hours. During continuing education courses, you will be required to answer questions about the material covered, of which 70% must be answered correctly.

For high-quality courses that are state-approved and always up-to-date, sign up with RocketCert. Our continuing education courses to renew Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier licenses are the best and most informative available, and we will also electronically submit your certificate of completion to the state for you! Get started with RocketCert today.