Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

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Company Licenses

Arkansas Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Arkansas Abestos Consultant License

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor & Consultant License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$375

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor & Consultant License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$375

Due:

Annually

Arkansas Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor & Consultant License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$375

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor & Consultant License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$375

Due:

Annually

Arkansas Commercial Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually on anniversary of registration.

Original Ink:Not required

Arkansas Limited Home Improvement Specialty Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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

More Information:

http://www.aclb.arkansas.gov/apply-for-contractors-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.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Little Rock Business License - Electric Contractor

Agency:City of Little Rock Planning and Development Department - Building Codes Division - Permit Program (AR)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200 + $20 per employee + .24% stock, if applicable

Notes:

File a copy of your Arkansas Contractors License, a copy of your Little Rock business license, the $10,000 bond, and copies of the relevant Master Licenses with the Permit Program to qualify your firm to obtain permits for electrical work.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200 + $20 per employee + .24% stock, if applicable

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Little Rock Business License - General Building Contractor

Agency:City of Little Rock Planning and Development Department - Building Codes Division - Permit Program (AR)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

Different classifications are issued depending on permit value:

  • Class 1 licenses apply to any general building contractor obtaining a permit from $0 to $25,000 (remodeling only)
  • Class 2 licenses apply to any contractor obtaining a building permit from $0 to $150,000
  • Class 3 licenses apply to any contractor obtaining a building permit greater than $150,000 and less than $500,000
  • Class 4 licenses apply to any contractor obtaining a building permit greater than $500,000 and less than $1,000,000
  • Class 5 licenses apply to any contractor obtaining a building or construction permit in excess of $1,000,000.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by classification:

  • Class 1: $200 + $20 per employee
  • Class 2: $300 + $20 per employee
  • Class 3: $500 + $20 per employee
  • Class 4: $800 + $20 per employee
  • Class 5: $1,600 + $20 per employee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by classification:

  • Class 1: $200 + $20 per employee
  • Class 2: $300 + $20 per employee
  • Class 3: $500 + $20 per employee
  • Class 4: $800 + $20 per employee
  • Class 5: $1,600 + $20 per employee
Due:

Annually by January 1.

Individual Licenses

Arkansas Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Arkansas Air Conditioning Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.labor.arkansas.gov/electrical-inspection-and-licensing

Agency:Arkansas Department of Labor - Electrical Inspection and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Arkansas Electrician Application Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/plumbing-natural-gas

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - Plumbing & Natural Gas Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Arkansas Application for Apprentice Plumber

Agency Fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

Renewal notice is sent at the end of November; no application to complete.

Arkansas Asbestos Air Monitor Certification

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Certification

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Asbestos Inspector Certification

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Asbestos Management Planner Certification

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Asbestos Project Designer Certification

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of last renewal.

Arkansas Asbestos Worker Certification

More Information:

https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/program/

Agency:Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Air Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of last renewal.

Arkansas Class A HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/hvac-r

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - HVAC/R Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to expiration.

Arkansas Class B HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/hvac-r

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - HVAC/R Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to expiration.

Arkansas Class C (Service) HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/hvac-r

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - HVAC/R Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to expiration.

Arkansas Class D (Sheetmetal) HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/hvac-r

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - HVAC/R Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to expiration.

Arkansas Class E (Refrigeration) HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/hvac-r

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - HVAC/R Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

HVAC/R Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to expiration.

Arkansas Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.labor.arkansas.gov/electrical-inspection-and-licensing

Agency:Arkansas Department of Labor - Electrical Inspection and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Arkansas Electrician Application Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/plumbing-natural-gas

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - Plumbing & Natural Gas Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman Plumber

Agency Fee:

$150

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal notice is sent at the end of November; no application to complete.

Arkansas Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.labor.arkansas.gov/electrical-inspection-and-licensing

Agency:Arkansas Department of Labor - Electrical Inspection and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Arkansas Electrician Application Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/plumbing-natural-gas

Agency:Arkansas Department of Health - Plumbing & Natural Gas Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Master Plumber

Agency Fee:

$325 exam fee + $200 license fee

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal notice is sent at the end of November; no application to complete

Arkansas Residential Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.labor.arkansas.gov/electrical-inspection-and-licensing

Agency:Arkansas Department of Labor - Electrical Inspection and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Arkansas Electrician Application Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Arkansas Specialist Sign Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.labor.arkansas.gov/electrical-inspection-and-licensing

Agency:Arkansas Department of Labor - Electrical Inspection and Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Arkansas Electrician Application Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

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