Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Delaware 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 Delaware.

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Company Licenses

Delaware Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Delaware Asbestos Abatement Contractor Class A License

More Information:

https://dfm.delaware.gov/envsrv/asbestos/applications.shtml

Agency:Delaware Division of Facilities Management - Asbestos Abatement Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Contractor Class "A"

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Contractor Class "A" Recertification

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Delaware Asbestos Abatement Contractor Class B Limited License

More Information:

https://dfm.delaware.gov/envsrv/asbestos/applications.shtml

Agency:Delaware Division of Facilities Management - Asbestos Abatement Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Contractor Class "B" Limited

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Contractor Class "B" Limited Recertification

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Delaware Contractor License

Agency:Delaware Department of Finance - Division of Revenue
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors with employees must provide evidence of workers' compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

Non-resident contractors must supply a bond equal to 6% of their contract(s) totaling $20,000 or more.

Notes:

Contractors may need a county level license in addition to the Division of Revenue registration.

Initial Registration

Form:

Resident Contractors Package or Non-Resident Contractors Package

Agency Fee:

$75

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Delaware Pump Installer Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/wr/Services/OtherServices/Pages/WaterSupplyWellsPermitBranch.aspx

Agency:Delaware Division of Water - Well Permits Branch
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$115

Notes:

Contact the division for an initial application.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Water Well Contractor or Pump Installer Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Delaware Water Well Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/wr/Services/OtherServices/Pages/WaterSupplyWellsPermitBranch.aspx

Agency:Delaware Division of Water - Well Permits Branch
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$150

Notes:

Contact the division for an initial application.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Water Well Contractor or Pump Installer Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Individual Licenses

Delaware Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Delaware Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$69

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee amount will be sent with the renewal reminder.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Asbestos Supervisor Class A Certification

More Information:

https://dfm.delaware.gov/envsrv/asbestos/applications.shtml

Agency:Delaware Division of Facilities Management - Asbestos Abatement Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Delaware Asbestos Supervisor Class A Certification

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Provide proof of training certification for a forty (40) hour Asbestos Supervisor Training Course and/or refresher certifications issued by an approved training provider of Region III. A statement from a doctor that the Asbestos Supervisor had continued medical surveillance in accordance with OSHA 1910.1001 and is medically approved for respirator use ("B" Reader Chest X-Ray, Complete Physical and a Pulmonary Function Test). Nationally approved Adult CPR training course certification (must show ORIGINAL CPR card).

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Delaware Asbestos Supervisor Class A Certification

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Expiration dates are based on the training expiration date. If someone takes their course in December but doesn?t get their license renewed until February their license will still expire in December.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Asbestos Supervisor/Worker Class B Certification

More Information:

https://dfm.delaware.gov/envsrv/asbestos/applications.shtml

Agency:Delaware Division of Facilities Management - Asbestos Abatement Services
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Delaware Asbestos Supervisor/Worker Class B Certification

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Delaware Asbestos Supervisor/Worker Class B Certification

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Expiration dates are based on the training expiration date. If someone takes their course in December but doesn?t get their license renewed until February their license will still expire in December.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$84

Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The fee amount will be sent with the renewal reminder.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Limited Electrician License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The fee amount will be sent with the renewal reminder.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Limited Electrician Special License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$94

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The fee amount will be sent with the renewal reminder.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Master Electrician License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$172

Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The fee amount will be sent with the renewal reminder.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Master Electrician Special License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$172

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

The fee amount will be sent with the renewal reminder.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Master HVACR License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$141

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$141

Due:

By October 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Master HVACR Restricted License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$141

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$141

Due:

By October 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Delaware Master Plumber License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$141

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$141

Due:

By October 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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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