Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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Company Licenses

Pennsylvania Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Pennsylvania Asbestos Contractor Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Certification Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$153.30

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Certification Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$153.30

Due:

Annually

Pennsylvania Electrical Contractor License

Not required



Electrical contractors are licensed at the local level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractors are licensed at the county or city level.

Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://hic.attorneygeneral.gov/login.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Consumer Protection

Pennsylvania Lead Contractor Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Pennsylvania Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical contractors are licensed at the local level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing contractors are licensed at the local level in Pennsylvania.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Philadelphia Contractor License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/contractor-license/

Agency:City of Philadelphia Business Services - Contractor (PA)

Philadelphia Demolition Contractor License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/demolition-contractor-license/

Agency:City of Phildelphia Business Services - Demolition Contractor License (PA)

Philadelphia Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/electrical-contractor-license/

Agency:City of Philadelphia Business Services - Electrical Contractor (PA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$60 application fee + $160 license fee which is due upon application approval.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor License (renewal)

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$160

Due:

Annually

Philadelphia Plumber (Master) License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/plumbers-license/

Agency:City of Philadelphia Business Services - Trades (PA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber (Master) License

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$150 application fee + $200 license fee which is due upon application approval.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumber (Master) License (renewal)

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Pittsburgh Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/contractor-license/electrical-license.html

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$371

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$278

Due:

Annually

Pittsburgh General Contractor License

More Information:

http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/contractor-license/general-license.html

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)

Pittsburgh HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/contractor-license/hvac-license.html

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Contractor Registration Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$371

Registration Renewal

Form:

HVAC Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$278

Due:

Annually

Pittsburgh Sign Contractor License

More Information:

http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/contractor-license/sign-license.html

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)

Individual Licenses

Pennsylvania Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Pennsylvania Asbestos Building Inspector and Management Planner Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Building Inspector Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Contractor Certification (Individual)

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Management Planner Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Supervisor and Contractor Certification (Individual)

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Supervisor Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Asbestos Worker Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Asbestos-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Pennsylvania Crane Operator License

More Information:

http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/CraneOperators/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Board of Crane Operators

Pennsylvania Crane Operator Trainee License

More Information:

http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/CraneOperators/Pages/default.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Board of Crane Operators

Pennsylvania Lead Building Inspector and Risk Assessor Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Pennsylvania Lead Building Inspector Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Pennsylvania Lead Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Pennsylvania Lead Risk Assessor Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Pennsylvania Lead Supervisor Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Pennsylvania Lead Worker Certification

More Information:

http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/bois/Pages/Lead-Occupations.aspx

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Allentown Installer/Special Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Electrical-Exam

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Electrical-Exam

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Plumbing

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Electrical-Exam

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Plumbing

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Residential Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Electrical-Exam

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Sheet Metal Systems Apprentice Permit

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Sheet-Metal-Licensing-FAQs

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Sheet Metal Systems Technician License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Sheet-Metal-Licensing-FAQs

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Allentown Telecommunication Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Building-Standards-Safety/Trades-Licensing/Electrical-Exam

Agency:Allentown Building Standards & Safety (PA)

Lancaster Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

http://cityoflancasterpa.com/government/board-plumber-examiners

Agency:City of Lancaster Board of Plumber Examiners (PA)

Lancaster Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://cityoflancasterpa.com/government/board-plumber-examiners

Agency:City of Lancaster Board of Plumber Examiners (PA)

Lancaster Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://cityoflancasterpa.com/government/board-plumber-examiners

Agency:City of Lancaster Board of Plumber Examiners (PA)

Philadelphia Plumber (Apprentice) License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/plumber-apprentice-license/

Agency:City of Philadelphia Business Services - Trades (PA)

Philadelphia Sheet Metal (Apprentice) License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/sheet-metal-apprentice-license/

Agency:City of Philadelphia Business Services - Trades (PA)

Philadelphia Sheet Metal (Technician) License

More Information:

https://business.phila.gov/sheet-metal-technician-license/

Agency:City of Philadelphia Business Services - Trades (PA)

Pittsburgh Welding License

More Information:

http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/contractor-license/welding-license.html

Agency:City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections (PA)

Reading ACP Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)

Reading AIE Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Electricians' Examining Board (PA)

Reading AIP Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)

Reading Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Electricians' Examining Board (PA)

Reading Journeyman Mechanical License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)

Reading Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)

Reading Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Electricians' Examining Board (PA)

Reading Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Plumbing Board of Examiners (PA)

Reading Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)

Reading Sprinkler Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)

Reading Sprinkler Installer License

More Information:

https://www.readingpa.gov/content/trades-license-examination-application

Agency:Reading Building & Trades Division (PA)

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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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