Dwelling Contractor Restricted

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​ Now Live for Trades Credentials and Renewals!


All initial, reinstatement, and renewal applications for a Trades credential must now be made through LicensE, your online, self-guided licensing platform.

  • To apply for a license or renew your license, go to license.wi.gov.
  • For those renewing in LicensE for the first time or looking for more information about LicensE, including exams, refer to the “Trades LicensE Information" document.
  • Please review the LicensE Applicant User Guide for help. 
  • If you are having trouble with anything, please submit a support ticket at this link.  Please provide complete contact information and a detailed description of the issue you are experiencing.

​​​​​​​​​​Trades Renewal Message​​

Please go to https://appswlp.dsps.wi.gov/SB.CredentialRenewal/app/rstCredentialSearch for a special renewal message and to LicensE​ to renew your credentials.

​License Information

Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.31, no person may obtain a building permit for a one- and two-family dwelling unless the person complies with all of the following, except as provided under Wis. Stat. §§ 101.654(1)(b) and (1)(c)(2):

  • Holds a Dwelling Contractor certification or a Dwelling Contractor Restricted certification issued by the Department;
  • Holds or engages, as an employee, a person who holds a certification issued by the Department as a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier.

Per Wis. Stat. § 101.654(2m), if an applicant wishes to use a bond of less than $25,000, the applicant shall agree not to perform any work on a dwelling for which the estimated cost of completion is greater than the amount of the bond.


Application Information

For a Dwelling Contractor Restricted Certification that has been expired more than 1 year please submit an application, supporting documentation,​ and fee for reinstatement.

FormDescription
3098Dwelling Contractor Restricted Certification Application Information
3198
Trades LicensE Information

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Getting Certified to Work with Lead Based Paint

Training and certification are required for professionals who offer or conduct regulated lead-based paint activities in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. These activities include:

  • Abatement of Lead Hazards
  • Lead Testing, Inspection, and Risk Assessment
  • Most paint-disturbing renovation work (for example, replacing windows, scraping paint prior to re-painting)
  • Post renovation and post-abatement clearance (including dust wipe sampling to measure lead dust left behind)​​

By getting certified and working safely, you protect your own and others' health, and show professional responsibility. For more information about certification, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ website.​