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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Wisconsin

Electrical Contractors in the State of Wisconsin are required to obtain the proper credentials and licensing in order to install, maintain, repair or participate in the business of electrical contracting.  Licenses and credentials are issued by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

The process for licensing/credentialing varies, depending on the type of electrical work the contractor plans to perform.  In some cases, contractors are required to have a number of years of work experience or education, and pass a trades credentialing exam.

License/Credential Types for Electrical Contractors in Wisconsin

The Department offers the following license/credential types for contractors working in the electrical trade: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin does not hold reciprocal agreements with any other states for General Contractors.  This is because Wisconsin offers a certification credential to General Contractors, as opposed to a license.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work in Wisconsin are required to apply for 2 different credentials from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, including:

  1. Regular OR Restricted Dwelling Contractor Certification
  2. Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

As part of the certification process contractors are required to (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin regulates their construction industry by requiring any person or business performing construction work to obtain certification.  Certification credentials are issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.

In Wisconsin, certification allows contractors to get the proper building permits from their county or municipality in order to start a project.  Wisconsin offers three different certification levels for general contractors.  As of 2008, contractors are required to obtain two levels of certification.  In order to perform work, (more…)