Dwelling Contractor Qualifier

The Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA) is now live for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier. Public Lookup is also live for this credential in eSLA.

Every first-time eSLA user must create a new account by clicking one of the two options under the "New Users" heading on the leftOnce you have created your account, you will be able to log in under the "Existing Users" heading on the right. Visit
esla.wi.gov to get started.

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.

Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Online Application via eSLA 

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. 

Please see the list of Approved Dwelling Contractor Qualifier In​itial​ Qualifier Courses​​.​

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.