Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

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Alabama Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Alabama.

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Company Licenses

Alabama Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Alabama Asbestos Removal Contractor Certification

More Information:

http://www.adem.state.al.us/programs/air/airforms.cnt

Agency:Alabama Department of Environmental Management - Air Division
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Removal Contractor Certification

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$740

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Removal Contractor Certification (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$740

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Alabama Home Builders License - Limited

Agency:Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

The law regulating residential home builders does not address insurance.

Notes:

Limited licenses allow residential builders to work on projects that require a single trade and do not affect the structural integrity of the residence.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

New Limited Application Package

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Alabama Home Builders License - Unlimited

Agency:Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

The law regulating residential home builders does not address insurance.

Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Unlimited Application Package

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Alabama New Business Registration

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/Forms.aspx

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Company Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Alabama Prime Contractor License

Agency:Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must have a minimum net worth and working capital of $10,000.

Insurance Requirements:

Proof of current liability insurance is required.

Notes:

A compiled, reviewed, or audited financial statement is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Prime Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$300

Original Ink:Required
Notes:

There is a separate board for residential licenses.

Fact Checked:11/27/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Prime Contractor Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:11/27/18

Alabama Roofers License

Agency:Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:

A $10,000 license bond must be submitted and must name the board as the obligee.

Notes:

A residential roofer license is required for residential roofing projects when the total cost of the project exceeds $2,500.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

New Roofers Application Package

Agency Fee:

$150 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Alabama Subcontractor License

Agency:Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors
Notes:

Subcontractors that perform work of $50,000 or more are required to obtain a license.

Fact Checked:11/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Sub Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:11/27/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Sub Contractor Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:11/27/18

Individual Licenses

Alabama Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Alabama Apprentice Gas Fitter Registration

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$25; $12 if applying between July 1 and December 31.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Apprentice Plumber Registration

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$25; $12 if applying between July 1 and December 31.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Asbestos Inspector Accreditation

More Information:

http://alabamasafestate.ua.edu/environmental-accreditation/asbestos/index.php

Agency:Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Asbestos Management Planner Accreditation

More Information:

http://alabamasafestate.ua.edu/environmental-accreditation/asbestos/index.php

Agency:Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Asbestos Project Designer Accreditation

More Information:

http://alabamasafestate.ua.edu/environmental-accreditation/asbestos/index.php

Agency:Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Asbestos Supervisor Accreditation

More Information:

http://alabamasafestate.ua.edu/environmental-accreditation/asbestos/index.php

Agency:Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Asbestos Worker Accreditation

More Information:

http://alabamasafestate.ua.edu/environmental-accreditation/asbestos/index.php

Agency:Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.aecb.state.al.us/forms.aspx

Agency:Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractors License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$165 exam fee + $150 license fee.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractors, Journeyman and Provisional Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Alabama HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

http://hacr.alabama.gov/Forms.aspx

Agency:Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Alabama Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.aecb.state.al.us/forms.aspx

Agency:Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman License by Examination

Agency Fee:

$115

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Journeyman Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Examination

Agency Fee:

$110 Exam fee; Upon successful completion of the exam, a license fee is sent and it is prorated according to the date.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent in the mail.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Examination

Agency Fee:

$110 Exam fee: Upon successful completion of the exam, a license fee is sent and it is prorated according to the date.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent in the mail.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Master Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Examination

Agency Fee:

$160 Exam fee; Upon successful completion of the exam, a license fee is sent and it is prorated according to the date.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent in the mail.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.pgfb.state.al.us/

Agency:Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Examination

Agency Fee:

$160 Exam fee; Upon successful completion of the exam, a license fee is sent and it is prorated according to the date.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent in the mail.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alabama Refrigeration Contractor License

More Information:

http://hacr.alabama.gov/Forms.aspx

Agency:Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Explore Licensing in Other States

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.

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