Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

Construction Licensing Compliance

Alaska 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 Alaska.

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Company Licenses

Alaska Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Alaska General Contractor - Handyman Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance for public liability and property damage insurance (not less than $20,000 for property damage, $50,000 for injury or death to one person, $100,000 for injury or death to more than one person) and evidence of workers’ compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $5,000 bond or a cash deposit for the same amount is required.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Handyman Contractor Application

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:8/7/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Handyman Contractor Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125 for pro-rated first renewal or $250 for full-term endorsement renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Alaska General Contractor Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance for public liability and property damage insurance (not less than $20,000 for property damage, $50,000 for injury or death to one person, $100,000 for injury or death to more than one person) and evidence of workers’ compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $20,000 bond or a cash deposit for the same amount is required.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Application

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:8/7/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125 for pro-rated first renewal or $250 for full-term endorsement renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

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

Alaska Mechanical Contractor Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance for public liability and property damage insurance (not less than $20,000 for property damage, $50,000 for injury or death to one person, $100,000 for injury or death to more than one person) and evidence of workers’ compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000 bond or a cash deposit for the same amount is required.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor Application

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:8/7/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mechancial Contractor Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125 for pro-rated first renewal or $250 for full-term endorsement renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Alaska Residential Contractor License

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance for public liability and property damage insurance (not less than $20,000 for property damage, $50,000 for injury or death to one person, $100,000 for injury or death to more than one person) and evidence of workers’ compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $20,000 bond or a cash deposit for the same amount is required.

Fact Checked:8/5/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Contractor Application

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Fact Checked:8/7/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125 for pro-rated first renewal or $250 for full-term endorsement renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/7/19

Alaska Specialty Contractor Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance for public liability and property damage insurance (not less than $20,000 for property damage, $50,000 for injury or death to one person, $100,000 for injury or death to more than one person) and evidence of workers’ compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000 bond or a cash deposit for the same amount is required.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Specialty Contractor Application

Agency Fee:

$250 license fee + $100 application fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:8/7/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Specialty Contractor Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125 for pro-rated first renewal or $250 for full-term endorsement renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Alaska Asbestos Abatement Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement and Hazardous Painter Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement and Hazardous Painter Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

Renewal: Card holders must take the 8 hour renewal course within one year after the expiration of the previously issued certificate. If not taken within one year of expiration, then the applicant must retake the initial forty (40) hour course. Renewal license may be obtained by the same means as stated above.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Boiler Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Electrical Administrator License

More Information:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/ElectricalAdministrators/LicenseApplications.aspx

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - Electrical Administrators Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Administrator Initial Application and Instructions

Agency Fee:

$150 application fee + $170 license fee

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Administrator Renewal

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Electrical Journeyman Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Electrical Residential Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Electrical Trainee Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$250

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Explosive Handler Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Explosive Handler Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$48.25 background check fee + $150 license fee

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Explosive Handler Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Hazardos Paint Handler Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement and Hazardous Painter Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $100 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement and Hazardous Painter Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Journeyman Power Lineman Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Mechanical Administrator License

More Information:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/MechanicalAdministrators.aspx

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - Mechanical Administrators Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Administrator Initial Application and Instructions

Agency Fee:

$150 application fee + $200 license fee

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mechanical Administrator Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Plumber Gas Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Plumber Journeyman Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Plumber Trainee Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$250

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Plumber Utility Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $200 license fee due after passing exam

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Plumber Utility Trainee Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$250

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Power Lineman Trainee Certificate of Fitness

More Information:

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/miforms.htm

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application

Agency Fee:

$250

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical, Plumber, Boiler Operator, Trainee Certificate of Fitness Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Alaska Residential Contractor Endorsement

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Fact Checked:5/6/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Contractor Endorsement Application

Agency Fee:

$250 registration fee + $100 application fee.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Residential Contractor Endorsement Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125 for pro-rated first renewal or $250 for full-term endorsement renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/6/19

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