Dwelling Contractor Qualifier

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. Stats. § 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.

Pre-Credential Education

A person applying for a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier certification shall have completed at least 12 hours in an approved initial qualifier course in dwelling construction within one year prior to the date of application. 

A list of approved Dwelling Contractor Qualifier initial qualifier courses can be found here DCQ-Initial-Qualifier-Course Providers.pdf

Application for Licensure

3097Application for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification
3073​Fax Payment Form

Reinstate a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification that has been Expired more than 2 Years

  1. Complete initial qualifier course in dwelling construction within one year prior to the date of application.
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:
    • Application for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification (Form #3097)
    • $70.00 total fee ($15.00 application fee, $30.00 credential fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information


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.