Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Pre-license Course

$95.00

12 Hour Course

Approved By: Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)

4.6 176 Reviews

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The Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Course is a 12 hour series of instruction designed to provide the information required to acquire a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier (DCQ) license. This course is broken into four segments that each address a particular topic area.

The first segment of the course discusses construction laws and practices. The following are some of the topics covered in this segment:

  • Contracts and Contract Law

  • The Wisconsin Trade Practices Code

  • OSHA

  • Unemployment Insurance

The second segment of the course covers the management of construction projects.

The final two segments focus on building codes, starting with universal building codes and then moving on to municipal building codes.

  • Construction Laws & Practices 6 Hours
    • Construction Laws and Practices [10 Activities]
      • 01. Contract Law: Basics
      • 02. Contract Law: Forms of contracts
      • 03. Contract Law: Contracts with the Federal Government
      • 04. Wisconsin Home Improvement Trade Practices Code
      • 05. Land Use Regulations
      • 06. Lead & Asbestos awareness
      • 07. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Requirements 
      • 08. Worker & Unemployment compensation
      • 09. Laws & Requirements
      • 10. Laws & Requirements, Part II
  • Project Management
    • Project Management [10 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction
      • 02. Purpose
      • 03. Basics
      • 04. Concerns
      • 05. Systems - Part 1
      • 06. Systems - Part 2
      • 07. Systems - Part 3
      • 08. Systems - Part 4
      • 09. Sample Plan
      • 10. Conclusion
  • WI Construction Building Codes 3 Hours
    • Building Codes [4 Activities]
      • 01. Building Codes 1
      • 02. Building Codes Part II
      • 03. Building Codes, Part III
      • 04. Building Codes, Part IV
  • WI Construction Municipal Building Codes 1 Hour
    • Municipal Building Codes [2 Activities]
      • 01. Municipal Building Codes Part 1
      • 02. Municipal Building Codes Part 2
  • Final Exam
    • DCQ Final Exam (231 questions)
    • Questionnaire
  • Certificate
    • Certificate Of Completion

Instructor Bio


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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for Wisconsin Contractor Training courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and Wisconsin-approved lead instructor for WIContractortraining.com, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by Wisconsin Contractors, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

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It was very informative and I got a lot from the course

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The only suggestion I have is to include time control sliders in the video segments so the view can rewind and review without having to restart the video

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I have the tools I need to succeed in my own business, thank you!

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well worth my time

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I liked the option of when I could take the course and test.

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this course helped answer a lot of questions a had that were up in the air for me as a contractor now i have a strong understanding about laws codes etc

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April 30th, 2017
i enjoyed that the course is self pace and not timed give me time to understand more of what i was reading and be able to go back and look up info that i didnt understand... very very helpful thank you

April 29th, 2017
Easy to follow and learn. More videos would make the experience better.

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Good material

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The course is very informative and helpful I learned a lot

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If I have the time to do the course, its worth anybodys time to do it also.

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February 22nd, 2017
the course is cut the point,

February 21st, 2017
Great course! Great information!

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February 11th, 2017
I've been building for over 30 years and this course taught me a few things I need to remember when working with my customers

February 8th, 2017
Great Job!

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January 24th, 2017
It was very informative and I learned a lot.

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al bit disappointed that some of my test answers were marked as wrong, and when I went back to the course to look up, it turns out that the answer was actually right. I found this to be the case for at least 2 of the questions

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July 5th, 2017
wall brace part very hard to follow

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I think more of the questions in the exam should regard the information obtained in the first 8 hours of the course because those questions actually help run a business. You can always look up building codes, permits, etc.

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Seemed to be some errors in the exam.

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guarantee was spelled wrong like 7 times

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More videos on learning.

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February 23rd, 2017
Good course. Long

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February 22nd, 2017
A flow chart on PMBOK would be a useful tool.

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February 13th, 2017
overall pretty informative, not sure why all the questions on the ways to manage properly that was hard to get through and when i would click on the codes that i was instructed to in the last course it would skip ahead i dont know how many pages and i did think some of it that got skipped was on the final exam

February 12th, 2017
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January 28th, 2017
Liked the course. Nice to work at my own pace.

January 26th, 2017
need more construction info

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The trick questions are not nice

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