New rules still allow homeowners to obtain permits
He wanted to know if the new regulations will prohibit a homeowner from obtaining building permits if they choose too.
Ann Pienkos, executive director of the Lakeland Builders Association says the new rules apply only to contractors applying for permits.
The rules are the result of the 2005 Wisconsin Act 200, known as the Contractor Education Act, which mandates the establishment of new continuing education requirements for residential contractors
Original story from The Week
Wisconsin lawyer background on the Contractor Education Act (toward bottom)
Lakeland Builders Association classes