Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Pre-license Course

$95.00

12 Hour Course

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

4.6 491 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 (Video)
      • 02. The Purpose of Project Management (Video)
      • 03. Project Management Basics (Video)
      • 04. Advanced Project Management Concerns (Video)
      • 05. Project Management Systems: Part 1
      • 06. Project Management Systems: Part 2
      • 07. Project Management Systems: Part 3
      • 08. Project Management Systems: Part 4
      • 09. Sample Project Plan
      • 10. Conclusion (Video)
  • 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
    • Wisconsin DSPS Application form

Instructor Bio


michael melvin wisconsin contractor instructor avatar
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.

Course Reviews

May 13th, 2018
Very user friendly. Ability to learn right on your smart phone. Automatically saves progress Great resources included in slides

May 12th, 2018
Very easy to understand and very thorough

May 11th, 2018
Very easy to follow.

April 20th, 2018
pre test was great took and read it a few times and was able to take it in

April 17th, 2018
Easy to follow

April 11th, 2018
The course was comprehensive, easy to digest, and prepared me completely to pass my license exam.

April 3rd, 2018
User friendly and fairly straightforward. Some of the wording is really technical and specific. But I feel that was necessary to be able to navigate the UBC

April 1st, 2018
thank you

April 1st, 2018
Very good experience

March 29th, 2018
very user friendly

March 19th, 2018
Just repetitive

March 12th, 2018
Thanks for you easy to use system!

February 20th, 2018
Appreciate and respect the challenging aspect of the final exam.

February 12th, 2018
Thanks

January 10th, 2018
Hi, I think this course was very straightforward, organized, and packed with good knowledge, it's a good entry level course for a new person to the trade and also a great refresher for a seasoned veteran.

December 7th, 2017
great program .lots of geat info and good setup exam.

December 4th, 2017
user friendly except tables

November 10th, 2017
I'm glad there was a review on project management and the principles that are part of it.

November 5th, 2017
The course was very user-friendly and thorough - providing all I needed to feel confident going into the exam.

October 20th, 2017
It was fast and efficient!

September 26th, 2017
It was great, I learned a lot of new information that will help me to grow my company. The section about Project Management was very important. I understand why this course is needed. There were so many things I didn't know. Being a contractor is more that just using a tool.

August 15th, 2017
It was very informative and I got a lot from the course

August 10th, 2017
Exam took longer than I expected.

July 26th, 2017
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

July 23rd, 2017
I have the tools I need to succeed in my own business, thank you!

July 17th, 2017
well worth my time

June 19th, 2017
I liked the option of when I could take the course and test.

May 4th, 2017
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

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.

April 24th, 2017
Good material

April 11th, 2017
The course is very informative and helpful I learned a lot

March 4th, 2017
If I have the time to do the course, its worth anybodys time to do it also.

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

February 21st, 2017
Great course! Great information!

February 15th, 2017

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!

January 27th, 2017
Not at this time.

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

May 22nd, 2018
Lots of unnecessary info

April 24th, 2018
Great course. I'd highly recommend to any beginners!

April 17th, 2018
It was as good as you can make it. Ive take alot of these over the years.

April 11th, 2018
Some questions worded very odd (confusingly)

March 11th, 2018
I feel the coarse overall was good and I liked how things flowed, however, alot of the terms used I didn't feel were general knowledge which made it tough to understand in some cases. I needed to reread alot.

March 4th, 2018
I passed. However, a lot of my wrong answers should have been correct. After the text results, I looked at the answers I got wrong and compared them to the actual code. Quite a few of my answers should be reversed. I passed well over the 70%. but if I had failed with a 69%, knowing that some of my wrong answers were actually correct, I would be pretty upset.

February 23rd, 2018
I believe the course is one that you have to be in the right mind set when taking it. The "at your own pace" option that is available is valuable. You can stop the course when your mind is tiring and resume when you're ready and refreshed.

February 22nd, 2018
It is a very lengthy course and sometimes difficult to follow the explanations of the lessen and the questions of the test. There were several areas of the course that refer to a "chart", but you would have to memorize the entire chart to answer some of the questions.

February 3rd, 2018
The course was good, I learned many things. For this being my first time taking this course and being able to pass I think it was a good course Makes you think about all the codes and gives you the resources to make sure everything is correct according to codes.

December 18th, 2017
More video or audio would make this class easier to understand.

December 15th, 2017
Would also add more direct links to state codes and highlight important concepts.

November 22nd, 2017
way too long i think the state should separate some of these categories. most of these wont apply to me other than the legal stuff.

November 1st, 2017
It would be nice to have more of the course on audio as it sometimes helps to absorb information better than reading it all.

October 8th, 2017
good course but making it more interactive would make it better.

October 5th, 2017
The final was quite lengthy and there were some redundancies.

October 3rd, 2017
Overall very good. Seemed to dwell at length on certain areas that puzzled me, but laid out very well and able to come and go at my pace so I recommend it.

September 18th, 2017
some test questions about wood framing referenced tables and figures no longer in current code

September 10th, 2017
Maybe expand on some of the code threw examples. Thanks

August 30th, 2017
in the end there was a lot of reading, then trying to interpret what was meant by some of the language used in the standards is different than I guess the slang used on job sites.

August 18th, 2017
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

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

June 28th, 2017
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.

June 20th, 2017
Seemed to be some errors in the exam.

April 7th, 2017
guarantee was spelled wrong like 7 times

March 9th, 2017
More videos on learning.

February 25th, 2017

February 23rd, 2017
Good course. Long

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

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

January 30th, 2017
Not at this time

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

January 26th, 2017
need more construction info

January 1st, 2018
Be prepared for an abridged course in Business Law and Business Management. It will help to have the Wisconsin Building codes handy. Some obscure questions will catch you off guard.

December 19th, 2017
Find a way to be more interactive.

December 3rd, 2017
I appreciate the knowledge that I gained, however, I feel that having multiple questions worded very similarly was an attempt to thwart my success in the profession and is an insult to the 21 years I have spent learning my trade.

September 29th, 2017
didn't ask anything about stacking shingles on roofs, roofing, windows, doors, siding, house wrap the list goes on, just to much on not useable items

May 4th, 2017
The trick questions are not nice

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