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New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

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Company Licenses

New Hampshire Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

New Hampshire Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Entity License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Entity License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

Annually

New Hampshire Corporation Electrical License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$175

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by May 31.

New Hampshire Corporation High/Medium Voltage License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by May 31.

New Hampshire General Contractor License

Not required



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

General contractors may be licensed at the county and city level. There is no state level license.

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Contractor License

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program

Initial Registration

Form:

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 1.

New Hampshire Mechanical Business Entity License

Agency:New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

New Hampshire Mechanical Business Entity License

Agency Fee:

1-5 Employees: $190; 6-20 Employees: $300; 21 or more Employees: $460

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Hampshire Mechanical Business Entity License Renewal

Agency Fee:

1-5 Employees: $190; 6-20 Employees: $300; 21 or more Employees: $450(renewal fee for 21 or more is $450 not $460)

Due:

Biennially by January 31.

Individual Licenses

New Hampshire Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

New Hampshire Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Form:

Apprentice Electrician License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Apprentices renew a year from the issue date on the last day of the month and are required to have electrical schooling each year to renew.

Notes:

Include a copy of a certificate, transcript or official letter of electrical schooling for the past year. 150 hours per year for the first 4 renewals (until you complete the 600 hour program) and 30 hours continuing education per year each renewal after that

New Hampshire Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Certification

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Notes:

An Asbestos Abatement Supervisor can perform minor asbestos abatement projects, as defined in Env-A 1802.36 under their own authority, and supervise certified asbestos abatement workers at major asbestos abatement projects performed under the authority of a New Hampshire licensed asbestos abatement entity.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

New Hampshire Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Notes:

An asbestos abatement worker can perform asbestos abatement work under the authority of a licensed asbestos abatement entity and the direct supervision of a New Hampshire certified asbestos abatement supervisor.

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

New Hampshire Asbestos Inspector Certification

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Notes:

An Asbestos Inspector can perform inspections in schools under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Certification As An Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner And/Or Project Designer

Agency Fee:

$200 for one certification + $50 for each additional certification (if applicable)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Certification As An Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner And/Or Project Designer (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200 for one certification + $50 for each additional certification (if applicable)

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

New Hampshire Asbestos Management Planner Certification

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Notes:

An Asbestos Management Planner can prepare asbestos management plans for public and private, non-profit K-12 schools in New Hampshire.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Certification As An Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner And/Or Project Designer

Agency Fee:

$200 for one certification + $50 for each additional certification (if applicable)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Certification As An Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner And/Or Project Designer (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200 for one certification + $50 for each additional certification (if applicable)

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

New Hampshire Asbestos Project Designer Certification

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Notes:

An Asbestos Project Designer can prepare project designs for asbestos abatement projects to be performed within public and private, non-profit K-12 schools in New Hampshire.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Certification As An Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner And/Or Project Designer

Agency Fee:

$200 for one certification + $50 for each additional certification (if applicable)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Certification As An Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner And/Or Project Designer (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200 for one certification + $50 for each additional certification (if applicable)

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

New Hampshire High/Medium Voltage Electrician License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Masters, Journeyman and High/Medium Voltage Licensees

Agency Fee:

$270

Due:

Every 3 years based on your birth month. Electricians with birthmonths of February, May, August and November will be renewing in the calendar year 2021. Electricians with birthmonths of January, April, July and October will be renewing in the calendar year 2022. Electricians with birthmonths of March, June, September and December will be renewing in the calendar year 2020.

New Hampshire High/Medium Voltage Trainee License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Apprentices and High/Medium Voltage Trainees

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually on the last day of birthmonth.

Notes:

Include a copy of a certificate, transcript or official letter of electrical schooling for the past year. 150 hours per year for the first 4 renewals (until you complete the 600 hour program) and 30 hours continuing education per year each renewal after that

New Hampshire Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman, Master or High/Medium Voltage Electrician

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + prorated license fee after passing exam

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Masters, Journeyman and High/Medium Voltage Licensees

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Every 3 years based on your birth month. Electricians with birthmonths of February, May, August and November will be renewing in the calendar year 2021. Electricians with birthmonths of January, April, July and October will be renewing in the calendar year 2022. Electricians with birthmonths of March, June, September and December will be renewing in the calendar year 2020.

New Hampshire Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for License

Agency Fee:

$190

Registration Renewal

Form:

Gas & Plumbing - License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

License expires every two years on the last day of the month of the licensee's birth.

Notes:

Must show proof of 3 hours of code update every year totaling 6 hours per 2 year renewal cycle.

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Supervisor License

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Request for Initial Lead License or Certification Form

Agency Fee:

$125

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application for Lead Licensing or Certification

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by June 1.

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Worker License

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Request for Initial Lead License or Certification Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application for Lead Licensing or Certification

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by June 1.

New Hampshire Master Electrician License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman, Master or High/Medium Voltage Electrician

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + prorated license fee after passing exam

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Masters, Journeyman and High/Medium Voltage Licensees

Agency Fee:

$270

Due:

Every 3 years based on your birth month

New Hampshire Master Plumber License

Agency:New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for License

Agency Fee:

$310

Registration Renewal

Form:

Gas & Plumbing - License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

License expires every two years on the last day of the month of the licensee's birth.

Notes:

Must show proof of 3 hours of code update every year totaling 6 hours per 2 year renewal cycle.

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