Wisconsin Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Wisconsin is controlled by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Wisconsin

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

General Contractors are required to have a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier license if the project exceeds $1,000. This can be for construction, home alteration, home improvements, commercial projects, and public projects. Some requirements you’ll need to meet include:

• Completing a 12-hour class approved by the board and pass the exam.
• Show proof of insurance.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renews every year.

What are fees associated with licensing?