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.

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

Construction Industry Individuals

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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.

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