Electrical Contractor

License Information

Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.41, pursuant to Wis. Stats. §101.862, no person or entity may engage in the business or offer to engage in the business of installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring unless the person or entity holds a license or certification issued by the Department as a licensed Electrical Contractor, except as provided under Wis. Stats. § 101.862(4).

A person who is licensed as an Electrical Contractor shall be responsible for all of the following:

  • A licensed Electrical Contractor shall utilize the appropriately licensed or registered individuals to construct, install, repair or maintain electrical wiring.
  • For any electrical installation that requires a uniform building permit under SPS 320.08, a person who holds an electrical contractor license may not commence installation of electrical wiring until a permit is issued for the installation. Note: Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 320-325 applies to one- and 2-family dwellings and manufactured dwellings. The Department's uniform building permit is issued either by the municipality in which the dwelling is located or by a UDC inspection agency where the municipality does not administer the Uniform Dwelling Code.
  • A person or entity that holds an Electrical Contractor license shall include his or her license number on all construction bids and contracts.

Application for License

3103Application for Electrical Contractor License
3073Trades Payment Form

​Reinstate an Electrical Contractor Certification that has been Expired more than 4 Years

Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:

  • Application for Electrical Contractor Certification (Form #3103)
  • $260.00 total fee ($35.00 application fee, $200.00 credential fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)

Renewal Method

Department of Safety and Professional Services

Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI  53293-0780

If you have questions regarding your renewal, please email DSPSCredTrades@wisconsin.gov.

When mailing your renewal, please allow up to 21 calendar days [per Wis. Admin. Code SPS § 305.04 (1)] from the date your payment is processed to receive an update regarding your renewal.