50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

Learn about licensing requirements for contractors.
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From small residential to large commercial projects, construction work requires a unique set of licenses governed by state and local agencies. Whether you are a construction business owner, site supervisor, or tradesman, you will face certification and licensing requirements at every level of your career.

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Adhering to professional licensing requirements is key to maintaining your legal authority to practice construction. Up-to-date construction licensing allows you to enter new markets, open new facilities, hire employees, seek financing opportunities, and bid on projects. Failing to observe construction industry requirements can result in state imposed penalties and delinquencies, and can mean missing out on a big project.

The good news? An experienced, dedicated compliance partner can help you take a proactive approach to maintaining construction licensure and certification. Contact us today to help you simplify the professional licensing process.

The following guide contains requirements for many types of construction industry licenses.

Construction Industry Companies

Learn about licensing requirements for construction industry businesses.

Asbestos Abatement Company Licensing
Demolition Contractor Company Licensing
Electrical Contractor Company Licensing
Elevator Contractor Company Licensing
Fire Protection Contractor Company Licensing
General Contractor Company Licensing
Lead Abatement Company Licensing
Home Improvement Contractor Company Licensing
Masonry Contractor Company Licensing
Manufactured Housing Manufacturer Licensing
Manufactured Housing Dealer Licensing
Mechanical Contractor Company Licensing
Painting Contractor Company Licensing
Plumbing Contractor Company Licensing
Roofing Contractor Company Licenses
Sign Contractor Company License
Tree Contractor Company Licenses
Underground Storage Tank Business Licenses
Solar Contractor Company Licenses
Subcontractor Company Licenses

Construction Industry Individuals

Learn about licensing requirements for individuals working in the construction industry.

Asbestos Abatement Individual Licensing
Electrician Licensing
HVAC/R Technician Licensing
Pesticide Technician Licensing
Plumber Licensing
Welder Licensing

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Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.