Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board


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Contact Information

Physical address:
4100 Richards Rd.
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117

Phone: 501-372-4661
Fax: 501-372-2247

Web: Home Name search
Email: contractors.licensing.board@arkansas.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Arkansas Commercial Contractor License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

  • Applicants must provide a reviewed or audited financial statement from an independent CPA with a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP or on an Income Tax Basis.
  • Net worth requirements are as follows: $50,000 for Heavy; Highway, Railroad, and Airport; Municipal and Utility; and Building classifications, $20,000 for Light Building, Mechanical, and Electrical classifications, and $5,000 for Specialty classifications.
  • Applicants must have at least half of the net worth requirement for their classification in cash.
Insurance Requirements:

Applicants with one or more employees must provide a certificate of insurance verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Initial Registration

Form:

Commercial New Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

The completed application must be in this office three (3) weeks prior to a board meeting to be reviewed. For a list of meeting dates, check our website at www.arkansas.gov/clb. Once the application is received in our office, it must be complete by 90 days. After 90 days, another application, filing fee, etc. will be required.

Notarize:Required
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Apply for Articles of Incorporation through the Arkansas Secretary of State. 

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Apply for Articles of Incorporation through the Arkansas Secretary of State. 
Required Attachments:
  • 3 references on forms provided on pages 8,9 and 10 of the application. 
  • Fully executed $10,000.00 Contractor's Bond, which must be in Principal Name & EIN, as registered with the Secretary of State's office. 
  • Copy of the Arkansas Business and Law passing test score.
  • A Compiled report from a CPA (CPA cannot be an in-house CPA) must be submitted. The date the financial statement was prepared for, not the date the financial was signed must be less than one year old.
  • If applying as a Corporation, LLC, LP, or LLP, attach a copy of the Articles/Filings from your entity’s Secretary of State’s Office. If a fictitious name has been registered for this company, attach a copy of the fictitious name registration.
Bond Amount:

$10,000.00 Contractor's Bond, which must be in Principal Name & EIN, as registered with the Secretary of State’s office.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually on anniversary of registration.

Original Ink:Not required

Amendment
Qualifier Change

Form:

Qualifier Change Form

Filing Method:

Mail or email to jodie.hatfield@arkansas.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

The board of contractors must be notified within 15 days of the qualifying party's departure. Notice may be emailed to jodie.hatfield@arkansas.gov. The replacement qualifier must be fully qualified within 30 days of the departure of the previous qualifier.

Required Attachments:
  • A letter on company letterhead with the following: Request to remove and/or add another qualifier
  • Updated list of officers & their positions, members, and owners
  • One of the following:
    • Arkansas Business and Law Exam passing test score.
    • Completed reciprocal form if applicable (under forms on our website)
    • Arkansas Master Trade license

Arkansas Limited Home Improvement Specialty Contractor License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Notes:

Licensees are limited to working on projects that are valued less than $50,000 including labor and material.

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Improvement Specialty New Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Limited Residential Remodeler's License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must provide a compiled balance sheet showing a positive net worth.

Insurance Requirements:

Applicants with one or more employees must provide a certificate of insurance verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Notes:

Licensees are limited to working on projects that are valued less than $50,000 including labor and material.

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Remodeler's New Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the anniversary of licensure.

Arkansas Residential Builder's License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must provide a compiled balance sheet showing a positive net worth.

Insurance Requirements:

Applicants with one or more employees must provide a certificate of insurance verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Builder's New Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the anniversary of licensure.

Arkansas Restricted Commercial Contractor License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

  • Applicants must provide a reviewed or audited financial statement from an independent CPA with a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP or on an Income Tax Basis.
  • Net worth requirements are as follows: $50,000 for Heavy; Highway, Railroad, and Airport; Municipal and Utility; and Building classifications, $20,000 for Light Building, Mechanical, and Electrical classifications, and $5,000 for Specialty classifications.
  • Applicants must have at least half of the net worth requirement for their classification in cash.
Insurance Requirements:

Applicants with one or more employees must provide a certificate of insurance verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Notes:

Restricted commercial contractors are limited to commercial projects that are less than $750,000 including labor and material.

Initial Registration

Form:

Commercial New Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the anniversary of licensure.

Arkansas Unlimited Home Improvement Specialty Contractor License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Improvement Specialty New Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Unlimited Residential Remodeler's License

Agency:Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must provide a compiled balance sheet showing a positive net worth.

Insurance Requirements:

Applicants with one or more employees must provide a certificate of insurance verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Remodeler's New Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the anniversary of licensure.

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