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Kentucky 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 Kentucky.

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Kentucky Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Kentucky Asbestos Contractor Certification

More Information:

http://air.ky.gov/Pages/AsbestosInformation.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Division for Air Quality
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos-DEP 7034 Contractor Certification Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100 filing fee + $400 certification fee.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos-DEP 7034 Contractor Certification Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50 filing fee + $200 certification fee.

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Kentucky Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/ed/ei/el/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractors License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Varies depending on when you apply.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Kentucky Elevator Contractor License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/bce/elevators/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction - Division of Building Codes Enforcement
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Kentucky Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

300

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Kentucky Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

Annually by the end of the applicant's birth month.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Kentucky General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Kentucky.

General Contractors are licensed at the county and city level. There is no state level license.

Kentucky Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Kentucky.

Kentucky does not issue mechanical contractor firm licenses, but a master HVAC contractor license is required in order to operate an HVAC business.

Kentucky Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Kentucky.

Kentucky does not issue plumbing contractor licenses, but a master plumber license is required in order to operate a plumbing business.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Bowling Green General Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.bgky.org/contractorslicensing/info

Agency:City of Bowling Green Contractors Licensing Board (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Bowling Green Specialty Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.bgky.org/contractorslicensing/info

Agency:City of Bowling Green Contractors Licensing Board (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Louisville Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Louisville Fire Detection Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Louisville Fire Supression Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Louisville HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Identification License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Contractor Renewals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Louisville Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Identification License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Contractor Renewals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Louisville Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Identification License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Contractor Renewals

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Louisville Sign Identification Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Louisville Wrecking Contractor License

More Information:

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review/contractor-licensing

Agency:Louisville Office of Construction Review (KY)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Individual Licenses

Kentucky Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Kentucky Apprentice HVAC License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/hvac/Pages/licenses.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - HVAC Division
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice HVAC Registration

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Kentucky Asbestos Accreditation

More Information:

http://air.ky.gov/Pages/AsbestosInformation.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Division for Air Quality
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Accreditation

Agency Fee:

Inspector: $100; Management Planner & Inspector: $100; Project Designer: $100; Abatement Supervisor: $100; Abatement Worker: $20

Notes:

Along with your application you must submit a copy of your most recent proof of training to the Division. Training must be from an EPA-approved provider

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Kentucky Asbestos Accreditation Renewal

Agency Fee:

Inspector: $50; Management Planner & Inspector: $50; Project Designer: $50; Abatement Supervisor: $50; Abatement Worker: $10

Due:

In Kentucky, your license expires when your proof of training expires.

Notes:

Along with your application you must submit a copy of your most recent proof of training to the Division. Training must be from an EPA-approved provider

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Electrician License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/ed/ei/el/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical License Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Due annually by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:1/31/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrician License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually during the month of initial month applied.

Notes:

Proof of completing the continuing education requirement must be sent with application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/bce/elevators/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction - Division of Building Codes Enforcement
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Elevator Mechanic License Application

Agency Fee:

$96

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Elevator Mechanic License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$96

Due:

Annually from date of initial licensure.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Journeyman HVAC Mechanic License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/hvac/Pages/licenses.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - HVAC Division
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman HVAC Mechanic License Application

Agency Fee:

$50; all HVAC application fees are prorated according to the applicant's birth month. The fee structure can be found on the last page of each license application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman HVAC Mechanic License

Due:

Annually by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/Plb/Pages/license.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Division of Plumbing
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/ed/ei/el/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical License Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Eletritcal License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Due annually on the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:1/31/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical License Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of initial licensure.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Master HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/hvac/Pages/licenses.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - HVAC Division
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Contractor License Application - HVAC 1

Agency Fee:

all HVAC application fees are prorated according to the applicant's birth month. The fee structure can be found on the last page of each license application.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Contractor License Application - HVAC 1

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Kentucky Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://dhbc.ky.gov/Plb/Pages/license.aspx

Agency:Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Division of Plumbing
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent 1 month prior to expiration date.

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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