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Commercial Building Inspector Licensing & Exam Prep

The state of Wisconsin requires applicants meet different experience and exam requirements before they can become an inspector. We have outlined all of the requirements in the sections below. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to one of our licensing specialists.

At RocketCert, we offer expertly crafted exam prep to ensure you'll be ready for the required exams. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you become a Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspector.

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Building Contractor Under Four Stories in Wisconsin
  • Commercial Building Inspector

    A person who holds a certification issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services as a certified Commercial Building Inspector may conduct inspections of public buildings and places of employment for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Commercial Building Code

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your inspector or plan reviewer license, contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at 608-266-2112 or visit their website.

Commercial Building Inspector Licenses expire every 4 years on June 30th. To renew, you must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education and submit your renewal to the state. Inspectors are required to complete a total of 24 hours of CE. Wisconsin has limited reciprocity arrangements, check with the board for the most up-to-date information.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


Before you may sit for the exam, you must first submit your application for examination. Be sure to include copies of you current licenses and certifications.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam. Exams are administered by the state. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in Pewaukee, Appleton, Weston, Deforest, and Eau Clare.


After completing all the steps above the Departartment of Safety and Professional Services will mail your Building Inspector License to you.


Which exam do I need to take?

These Wisconsin Inspector Exams are administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. To schedule your exam, you must submit an application through DSPS's online LicensE Portal.

It’s the exam! Building Official

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time Allowed: 120 Minutes
  • Open Book

    Topics Include:

  • Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305
  • Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 361-366 (360 is NOT part of the examination)
  • 2015 International Model Code: Building (IBC), Mechanical (IMC), Fuel Gas (IFGC), Energy Conservation (IECC), Existing Building (IEBC)
  • Accessibility Standard 2009 ANSI A117.1
Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The exam prep includes math, geometry, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Plans Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Books & References for the Building Inspector / Plan Review exams:

2015 International Building Code

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2015 International Mechanical Code

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2015 International Fuel Gas Code

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2015 International Energy Conservation Code

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2015 International Existing Building Code

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ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

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Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305
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Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 361-366 (360 is NOT part of the examination)
Free / Online
Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

5-6 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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Why should I choose RocketCert?

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