A contractor’s license is a document, which is issued to those qualified licensed builders that meet the state requirements related to construction industry. These requirements generally include work experience, some kind of insurance proof plus other documentation. Most states issue a contractors license based on specific skills/trades i.e. plumbers, electrical, mechanical and general builders. For each, you have to take a contractor’s exam. The significance of these is that they are made public for those who want to hire reputable & licensed contractors for quality and timely construction of their projects.
Laws for granting a contractor’s license differ from one state to another and these laws are changed quite often as well but there are some general rules that remain the same in all the states.
Few are as follow:
➢ The proof of citizenship or the legal residence proof is required.
➢ Documentation of some work experience is required.
➢ You should be registered with the secretary of the state.
➢ Any criminal violation as a result of construction work, should have an explanation.